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The Qualitative Interviewing – experts course gives you an in-depth knowledge, understanding and skills for advanced interviewing of experts as key actors of knowledge generation in political and social research. A unique feature of the course is its emphasis on critical application of knowledge through practical training and hands-on experience in designing and conducting expert interviews in various contexts.

Duration: one-week.

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    The Qualitative Interviewing – experts course equips you with an in-depth understanding, critical knowledge and advanced skills for interviewing experts as key actors of knowledge generation in political and social research. A unique feature of the course is its emphasis on critical application of knowledge through practical training and hands-on experience in designing and conducting expert interviews in various contexts. It teaches you how to enhance data generation, practice reflexivity and address ethical and legal issues in interview research. Based on interpretivist epistemology, the course guides you through key phases of qualitative interviewing. We begin with essential knowledge for designing interview research, including philosophical, methodological and theoretical underpinnings and definitions of ‘experts’. We then discuss and practice fieldwork preparation strategies, ranging from the participant selection and gaining access to interviewing techniques, designing interview questions and ethics forms. From there, we focus on navigating interviewer-interviewee relationships, interactions, positionality, technology and other factors of influence integral to the method. We critically examine them through practical experience of conducting interviews with experts and peers. We outline approaches to data management and engage in initial stages of analysis in relation to both ‘by hand’ and computer assisted qualitative data analysis.


    The course concludes with discussions on reflexivity, critical self-assessment and scientific criteria in relation to your own interview experience. The course is designed to give you specialist knowledge, skills and expertise for conducting advanced interviews with experts to generate valuable knowledge and mitigate the risks of biased data generation, misrepresentation and under-theorisation of data.

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    Starting date

    17 June 2024, 9 am
    Educational method
    On-site
    Main Language
    English
    Sessions
    17 June 2024, 9 am - 21 June 2024, 5 pm
    Teacher(s)
    Alenka Jelen
    Unique code
    RSS1.09

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    Entry requirements
    See the requirements in cost and admission
    Study load (ECTS)
    2
    Result
    Certificate
    Organisation
    Radboud Summer School

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    Alenka Jelen

    Alenka Jelen
     

    Dr Alenka Jelen is Associate Professor and Head of Division of Communications, Media and Culture s at the University of Stirling, Scotland. She holds a PhD in Sociology – Communication Sciences from the University of Ljubljana. She has extensive international experience in teaching and conducting qualitative expert interviews. She has taught qualitative interview courses at several prestigious doctoral schools, universities and institutions since 2008, including the MethodsNET SSSRM, the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA), German Development Institute, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Concordia University. In 2018, she won the Cora Maas Award for the best-evaluated course at the ECPR Summer Methods School. Her research, which includes expert interviews in various settings, focuses on gender in media and public relations, relationships between public relations, media and politics and development of public relations as an academic discipline.

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    Costs

    • Regular: €1049 (application deadline 13th of May)
    • Student & PhD's: €699 (application deadline 13th of May)

    Includes: your course, short morning and late afternoon courses, coffee and tea during breaks, a warm lunch every day, Official Opening, MethodsNET Café (including some drinks and snacks) Official Closing (with some drinks and snacks) and a 1-year (2024 calendar year) free membership as MethodsNET regular member.

    Excludes: transport, accommodation, social events and other costs. 

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    Admission

    Level of participant: 

    • Master
    • PhD
    • Postdoc
    • Professional

    Admission requirements: General knowledge and understanding of ontological, epistemological and methodological underpinnings of qualitative research.

    Admission documents: None