A novice reflects on The Research Interview: Reflective Practice and Reflexivity in Research Processes

A novice reflects on The Research Interview: Reflective Practice and Reflexivity in Research... Book review Book review A novice reflects on The Research Interview: Reflective Practice and Reflexivity in Research Processes Mann S. Palgrave McMillan London 325pp. US$34.00 Review DOI 10.1108/QROM-10-2016-1447 Steve Mann intended this book for the novice and experienced qualitative researcher, with the aim “to raise awareness and sensitivity to the range of issues in inherent in the use of qualitative interviews” (p. 28), particularly since Mann believes that “studies require a more reflexive treatment of the language of the interview” (p. 271). In this book, the experienced qualitative researcher gains a teaching aid for reflective practice (explicitly the vignettes throughout the book as well as Chapter 10), and the novice gains an introduction to reflexive practice, as well as the logistics of interviewing. At a minimum, the first chapter would be appropriate “required reading” for an introductory qualitative research course insofar as it will indicate whether there is a good fit between the student researcher and the methodology she intends to research her topic. If the thoughts and ideas presented seem foreign, unfamiliar, or unappetizing, then qualitative research may not be the best choice at this point. For example, Mann presents interviews as co-creations influenced by the researcher’s personal http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal Emerald Publishing

A novice reflects on The Research Interview: Reflective Practice and Reflexivity in Research Processes

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1746-5648
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Book review Book review A novice reflects on The Research Interview: Reflective Practice and Reflexivity in Research Processes Mann S. Palgrave McMillan London 325pp. US$34.00 Review DOI 10.1108/QROM-10-2016-1447 Steve Mann intended this book for the novice and experienced qualitative researcher, with the aim “to raise awareness and sensitivity to the range of issues in inherent in the use of qualitative interviews” (p. 28), particularly since Mann believes that “studies require a more reflexive treatment of the language of the interview” (p. 271). In this book, the experienced qualitative researcher gains a teaching aid for reflective practice (explicitly the vignettes throughout the book as well as Chapter 10), and the novice gains an introduction to reflexive practice, as well as the logistics of interviewing. At a minimum, the first chapter would be appropriate “required reading” for an introductory qualitative research course insofar as it will indicate whether there is a good fit between the student researcher and the methodology she intends to research her topic. If the thoughts and ideas presented seem foreign, unfamiliar, or unappetizing, then qualitative research may not be the best choice at this point. For example, Mann presents interviews as co-creations influenced by the researcher’s personal

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Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International JournalEmerald Publishing

Published: Mar 12, 2018

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