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Disrupting the habit of interviewing

  • Honan E
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This paper contributes to the growing domain of ‘post-qualitative’ research and experiments with a new (re)presentational form to move away from traditional and clichéd descriptions of research methods. In this paper, I want to interrogate the category of interview, and the habit of interviewing, to disrupt the clichés, so as to allow thinking of different ways of writing/speaking/representing the interactions between researcher and researched that will breathe new life into qualitative inquiries. I will attempt to flatten and shred, destabilise and disrupt our common-sense ideas about interview, including those held most sacred to the qualitative community, that of anonymity and confidentiality, as well as the privilege of the ‘transcript’ in re-presenting interview data.




Honan, E. (2014). Disrupting the habit of interviewing. Reconceptualizing Educational Research Methodology, 5(1).

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