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Be my guest! Challenges and practical solutions of undertaking interviews with children in the home setting.

Coad, J, Gibson, F, Horstman, M, Milnes, L, Randall, D and Carter, B (2015) Be my guest! Challenges and practical solutions of undertaking interviews with children in the home setting. J Child Health Care, 19 (4). pp. 432-443.

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Abstract

This article aims to share critical debate on undertaking interviews with children in the home setting and draws on the authors' extensive research fieldwork. The article focuses on three key processes: planning entry to the child's home, conducting the interviews and exiting the field. In planning entry, we include children's engagement and issues of researcher gender. In conducting the interviews, we consider issues such as the balance of power, the importance of building a rapport, the voluntary nature of consent and the need for a flexible interview structure. Finally, we address exiting from the child's home with sensitivity at the end of the interview and/or research study. Undertaking research in the child's home provides a known and familiar territory for the child, but it means that the researcher faces a number of challenges that require solutions whilst they are a guest in a child's home.

Item Type: Article
Subjects : Biosciences
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Biosciences and Medicine
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AuthorsEmailORCID
Coad, JUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Gibson, FUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Horstman, MUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Milnes, LUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Randall, DUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Carter, BUNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date : December 2015
Identification Number : 10.1177/1367493514527653
Copyright Disclaimer : Copyright 2015 Sage Publications
Uncontrolled Keywords : Children, fieldwork, health, interviews, qualitative approaches
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Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 07 Jun 2016 16:17
Last Modified : 07 Jun 2016 16:17
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/810958

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