Interviewing Clinicians and Advocates Who Work With Sexual Assault Survivors:A Personal Perspective on Moving From Quantitative to Qualitative Research Methods

Interviewing Clinicians and Advocates Who Work With Sexual Assault Survivors:A Personal... This article describes the author's personal experiences of conducting a qualitative semistructured interview study, after having done predominantly quantitative survey research in the social sciences. The author describes the process of learning how to approach conducting semistructured interviews with female advocates and clinicians who provide services to sexual assault survivors in the community. The author describes making the transition from a logical positivist deductive approach to thinking about and conducting research to a more social constructionist stance in which one learns from participants about their experiences and perspectives in narrative form to discover knowledge and develop theory inductively. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Violence Against Women SAGE

Interviewing Clinicians and Advocates Who Work With Sexual Assault Survivors:A Personal Perspective on Moving From Quantitative to Qualitative Research Methods

Violence Against Women, Volume 11 (9): 1113 – Sep 1, 2005
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Interviewing Clinicians and Advocates Who Work With Sexual Assault Survivors:A Personal Perspective on Moving From Quantitative to Qualitative Research Methods

Violence Against Women, Volume 11 (9): 1113 – Sep 1, 2005

Abstract

This article describes the author's personal experiences of conducting a qualitative semistructured interview study, after having done predominantly quantitative survey research in the social sciences. The author describes the process of learning how to approach conducting semistructured interviews with female advocates and clinicians who provide services to sexual assault survivors in the community. The author describes making the transition from a logical positivist deductive approach to thinking about and conducting research to a more social constructionist stance in which one learns from participants about their experiences and perspectives in narrative form to discover knowledge and develop theory inductively.
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SAGE
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Copyright © 2005 by SAGE Publications
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1077-8012
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1077-8012
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10.1177/1077801205277085
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Abstract

This article describes the author's personal experiences of conducting a qualitative semistructured interview study, after having done predominantly quantitative survey research in the social sciences. The author describes the process of learning how to approach conducting semistructured interviews with female advocates and clinicians who provide services to sexual assault survivors in the community. The author describes making the transition from a logical positivist deductive approach to thinking about and conducting research to a more social constructionist stance in which one learns from participants about their experiences and perspectives in narrative form to discover knowledge and develop theory inductively.

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Violence Against WomenSAGE

Published: Sep 1, 2005

Keywords: interview; service provider; sexual assault;

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