Using in-depth qualitative interviews, authors Herbert J. Rubin and Irene S. Rubin have researched topics ranging from community redevelopment programs to the politics of budgeting and been energized by the depth, thoroughness, and credibility of what was revealed. They describe in-depth qualitative interviewing from beginning to end, from its underlying philosophy and assumptions to project design, analysis and write up.
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About the Author
Herbert J. Rubin is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Northern Illinois University. He is the author of Applied Social Research and (with Irene Rubin) four editions of Community Organizing and Development. He has written articles based on in-depth interviewing that explore rural development in Thailand, suburban land-use fights, cooperative housing and economic and community development. Both his monograph on Thailand, The Dynamics of Development in Rural Development and his book on community renewal in the United States, Renewing Hope within Neighborhoods of Despair: The Community-based Development Model, are based on participant observation and hundreds of in-depth interviews. He is currently using open ended in depth interviews as well as participant observation to study organizations that advocate for the poor.
Irene S. Rubin is Professor Emeritusof Public Administration at Northern Illinois University. She is the author of Running in the Red: The Political Dynamics of Urban Fiscal Stress, Shrinking the Federal Government, Class Tax and Power: Municipal Budgeting in the United States, and Balancing the Federal Budget: Eating the Seed Corn or Trimming the Herds, all four of which rely extensively on qualitative interviews. She has written journal articles about citizen participation in local level government in Thailand, how universities adapt when their budgets are cut, and fights between legislative staffers and elected and appointed officials about unworkable policy proposals, all based on qualitative interviews. She is in the middle of an interviewing project about how local officials view and use contracts with the private sector and with other governmental units to provide public services.
Table of ContentsChapter 1. Listening, Hearing, and SharingChapter 2. Research Philosophy and Qualitative InterviewsChapter 3. Qualitative Data Gathering Methods and StyleChapter 4. Designing Research for the Responsive Interviewing ModelChapter 5. Designing for QualityChapter 6. Conversational PartnershipsChapter 7. The Responsive Interview as an Extended ConversationChapter 8. Structure of the Responsive InterviewChapter 9. Designing Main Questions and ProbesChapter 10. Preparing Follow-Up QuestionsChapter 11. Variants of the Responsive Interviewing ModelChapter 12. Data Analysis in the Responsive Interviewing ModelChapter 13. Sharing the ResultsChapter 14. Personal Reflections on Responsive Interviewing