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Conducting interviews during the covid-19 pandemic and beyond

Self, B (2021) Conducting interviews during the covid-19 pandemic and beyond. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, 22 (3). ISSN 1438-5627

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The use of telephone and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) interviews has become necessary owing to the legal restrictions and safety measures introduced during the COVID-19 pandemic. This has furthered scholarly dialogue surrounding the choice of interview mode, and the assumption that face-to-face interviews are the "gold standard" (NOVICK, 2008, p.397). The general public has also become more accustomed to utilising VoIP in their day-to-day lives. In this article, I discuss this change in communication methods and the impact it could have on interview modes. Nevertheless, the researcher's and participant's contexts remain paramount when deciding which interview mode to employ. For this reason, OLTMANN's (2016) model has been extended to include VoIP, providing a more complete framework for researchers to make an informed decision when contemplating interview modes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1608 Sociology
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA76 Computer software
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine > RA0440 Study and Teaching. Research
Divisions: Nursing & Allied Health
Publisher: Institut für Qualitative Forschung
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2021 10:20
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 10:30
DOI or ID number: 10.17169/fqs-22.3.3741
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15670
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