The E-Interview

Roberta Bampton, Christopher J. Cowton


This paper builds on the authors' recent experience of interviewing by e-mail. It describes the principal characteristics of the "e-interview", as we term it, outlining the principal ways in which the e-interview differs from the more familiar method of face-to-face interviewing. Paying particular attention to issues relating to time, space and technology, the paper identifies the possible strengths and weaknesses of the e-interview. It discusses the potential of the e-interview as a research tool, perhaps as a complement to more established methods, and it aims to provide useful practical insights for researchers who might consider conducting e-interviews in the future.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs020295


e-interviews; e-mail; information and communication technologies (ICT); interviews

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Copyright (c) 2002 Roberta Bampton, Christopher J. Cowton

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