Telephone Methods Toolkit

Ladlow, Linzi, Way, Laura and Tarrant, Anna (2021) Telephone Methods Toolkit. Manual. National Centre for Research Methods (NCRM).

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The pandemic has prompted many social scientists to rethink their research methods and adapt to researching in ways that accommodate social distancing rules. Telephone interviews offer a remote route to fieldwork but their value for researchers extends beyond the pandemic. This toolkit considers the role of telephone interviewing in qualitative research and the advantages and challenges of this method and attendant practical and ethical questions. We provide practical reflections around how to address the challenges associated with telephone interviews and draw on examples from current research.

Keywords:telephone interviews, connection, connectivity, qualitative research, ethics, recruitment
Subjects:L Social studies > L300 Sociology
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:52134
Deposited On:27 Jan 2023 13:59

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