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160144 PS PS Advanced Topics in Linguistics II (2019S)

Qualitative Interviewing

Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 40 participants
Language: German, English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 06.03. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 13.03. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 20.03. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 27.03. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 03.04. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 10.04. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 08.05. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 15.05. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 22.05. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 29.05. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 05.06. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 12.06. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 19.06. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG
Wednesday 26.06. 10:45 - 12:15 Seminarraum 2 Sensengasse 3a 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Interviews are a widespread method for obtaining data in linguistics and in the neighboring social scientific disciplines. Several methodical techniques and procedures of interviewing and data analysis have been developed, all of which crucially depend on the respective research interests and epistemological/theoretical approaches. In this course, we will work with three “types” of qualitative interviewing, the so-called ‘expert interview’, the ‘narrative interview’ and the ‘ethnographic interview’/the interview as a ‘conversation’.
The goals for this course are that participants practically engage with the three types of interviewing and reflect the methodic procedures. That is, we will be dealing with questions such as: Which type of interview fits to my research interests/research project? Which data do I obtain from the method concerned? How do I prepare the interview? How do I do the actual interviewing and how do I process the data for analysis?
After joint introductory reading on the respective interview types, participants will conduct their own interviews and transcribe parts which will be used in joint data sessions where participants will reflect on their practice and try out analytical approaches.

Assessment and permitted materials

Performance evaluation is based on four tasks: (1) students are responsible for a unit/discussion on the reading assignment (potentially in groups), (2) plan and conduct one interview in line with one of the three types, (3) lead a data session (potentially in small groups) using selected and transcribed extracts from the interview conducted and (4) short documentation and reflection of the research process.
Regular presence and active participation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Blommaert, J. & Jie, D. (2010). Ethnographic fieldwork. A beginner’s guide. Bristol/Buffalo/Toronto: Multilingual Matters.
Froschauer, U. & Lueger, M. (2003). Das qualitative Interview. Wien: UTB.
Misoch, S. (2015). Qualitative Interviews. Berlin/München/Boston: Walter de Gruyter.

Further references will be provided.

Association in the course directory

BA-M12

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