'I like this interview; I get cakes and cats!':the effect of prior relationships on interview talk


Research interviews are a form of interaction jointly constructed by the interviewer and interviewee, what Silverman (2001: 104) calls 'interview-as-local-accomplishment'. From this perspective, interviews are an interpretative practice in which what is said is inextricably tied to where it is said, how it is said and, importantly, to whom it is said (Holstein and Gubrium, 2004). The relationship between interviewer and interviewee, then, is fundamental in research interviews. But what happens when the relationship between interviewer and interviewee is not only that of researcher-informant but also involves other roles such as colleague and friend? In this article we will show how prior relationships are invoked and made relevant by both parties during educational research interviews and how these prior relationships therefore contribute to the 'generation' (Baker, 2004: 163) of interview data. © 2010 The Author(s).

Publication DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/1468794110375231
Divisions: ?? 53981500Jl ??
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities > Centre for Language Research at Aston (CLaRA)
College of Business and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences & Humanities
Uncontrolled Keywords: research interview,acquaintance interview,prior relationships,interview talk,frame and footing,teacher education,History and Philosophy of Science,Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
Publication ISSN: 1741-3109
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2024 07:08
Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2010 13:49
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PURE Output Type: Article
Published Date: 2010-10-01
Authors: Garton, Sue (ORCID Profile 0000-0002-7421-0858)
Copland, Fiona M.



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