Scientific interviews provide a useful resource for qualitative researchers studying people’s perceptions on contemporary phenomena. This article contributes to the large body of literature on qualitative interviews by investigating a rather common but under-reported pattern in interviews, that of resistance. Resistance is a form of power that the participant maintains and can exercise at any moment. The phenomenon knows various expressions from a refusal on the side of the participant to sign the consent form to question dodging or embellished accounts. Two case studies are used to underpin the basic argument that resistance in interviews may be a valuable finding in itself if contextualized properly.
Qualitative Interviews, Reflexivity, Resistance, Dominance
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Kizlari, D., & Fouseki, K. (2018). Treating Resistance as Data in Qualitative Interviews. The Qualitative Report, 23(8), 1951-1961. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol23/iss8/12