Discussion 1: self-reflection: what i learned from interviewing | RSCH 8310 – Qualitative Reasoning and Analysis | Walden University

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Required Readings

Saldaña, J. (2016). The coding manual for qualitative researchers (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Chapter 1, “An Introduction to Codes and Coding (pp. 1–42) (previously read in Weeks 5, 6, and 7)

Chapter 2, “Writing Analytic Memos About Narrative and Visual Data” (pp. 43–65) (previously read in Weeks 5, 6, and 7)

Ravitch, S. M., & Carl, N. M. (2016). Qualitative research: Bridging the conceptual, theoretical, and methodological. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Chapter 5, “Methods of Data Collection” (pp. 145–183) (previously read in Week 7)

Chapter 7, “An Integrative Approach to Data Analysis” (pp. 215–236) (previously read in Weeks 5, 6, and 7)

Chapter 8, “Methods and Processes of Data Analysis” (pp. 237–270) (previously read in Weeks 5, 6, and 7)

Rubin, H. J., & Rubin, I. S. (2012). Qualitative interviewing: The art of hearing data (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Chapter 12, “Data Analysis in the Responsive Interviewing Model” (pp. 189–211) (previously read in Weeks 5, 6, and 7)

Chapter 14, “Personal Reflections on Responsive Interviewing”

Document: Excel Video Coding Document Template (Excel spreadsheet)

Review this Excel template as you view this week’s media program related to coding. Also, you will use this template for reorganizing and reanalyzing data.

Required Media

In the following Part One and Part Two media programs, Dr. Linda Crawford provides two separate demonstrations of an interview conducted in a school setting. As you watch, focus on the differences between the two demonstrations in these areas:

The interview setting

The interview process

Interviewer and interviewee behavior and body language (Is rapport being built? How?)

The interview questions (Which questions elicited better information?)

Laureate Education (Producer). (2016). Doctoral research: Interviewing techniques, part one [Video file]. Baltimore, MD: Author.

Note: The approximate length of this media piece is 9 minutes.

Microsoft Word link- WAL_RSCH8310_co_programtranscript_EN.docx

For this Discussion, you will reflect on your interview experience from last week. Perhaps you have noticed how well (or how poorly) you paid attention; or that something the interviewee said astonished you; or how quickly (or slowly) the time went by.

To prepare for this Discussion:

Review this week’s Learning Resources related to qualitative interviewing.

Consider the phone interview you conducted in Week 7.

Listen to your recording 2–3 times.

Review the notes you took during and after the interview.

Consider how this experience is different or similar to a conventional conversation.

Post your reflection and analysis on what you learned about interviewing. Include in your reflection and analysis: