9th Conference European Sociological Association

RN20 Qualitative Methods

2009-09-05 09:00:00 2009-09-05 10:30:00 Saturday, 5 September 09:00 - 10:30 Research Relations and Ethical Issues Building II, C2.01

The relationship between interviewee and interviewer

The purpose of my presentation is to emphasize the importance of relationship established between the narrator and the researcher-interviewer during the gathering of a qualitative interview, in terms related to a more specific area of the life stories. As a matter of fact, we believe that it is necessary to discuss the relationship that ?should? be established since, in the area of social research, it is not uncommon to come upon interviews both transcribed or registered that present conduction strategies remarkably different among them and that seem to be in contrast of what is recommended and indicated by a greater part of literature on the conduction of qualitative interview. In order to understand the reason why this occurs, we present also a preliminary analysis of the qualitative interviews realized among Italian sociologists who affirm that their researches are carried out through life stories and qualitative interviews. This research aims to assert by which criteria these are conducted and in what ways the relationship with the interviewee is regarded