While much has been written on the problems that can arise when interviewing respondents from a different social group, less attention has been paid to its potential benefits for the research process. In this paper we argue that, by being conscious of one’s outsider status , an interviewer can use it as a tool through which to elicit detailed and comprehensive accounts from respondents, and ensure rigorous and critic al analysis of the data produced.
Outsider, Insider, Research, Ethnicity, Interviews, and Qualitative Research
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Tinker, C., & Armstron, N. (2008). From the Outside Looking in: How an Awareness of Difference Can Benefit the Qualitative Research Process . The Qualitative Report, 13(1), 53-60. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol13/iss1/5