[Air-L] Interviewing via MSN

Becker, C. (Carmen) c.becker at rs.ru.nl
Mon Nov 2 10:01:11 PST 2009

Dear all, 

thanks again for all your helpful responses. As promised you find below a list of the literature recommendations on interviewing using IM.


General literature on interviewing:

Holstein, James A., and Jaber F. Gubrium. 2003. Inside interviewing: new lenses, new concerns. Thousand Oaks/ London: Sage Publications.

Spradley, James P. 1979. The ethnographic interview. Wadsworth Inc.

Literature on IM interviewing:

Ardèvol, Elisenda; Bertrán, Marta; Callén, Blanca; Pérez, Carmen (2003), ‘Etnografía virtualizada: la observación participante y la entrevista semiestructurada en línea’. Athenea Digital 3, pp 72-92 (primavera 2003)

Ayling, R., & Mewse, A. J. (2009). Evaluating Internet interviews with gay men. Qualitative Health Research, 19(4), 566-576.

Chen, P. and Hinton, S.M. (1999) 'Realtime Interviewing Using the World Wide Web', Sociological Research Online, vol. 4, no. 3.

De Koster, Willem and Dick Houtman (2008), 'Stormfront is Like a Second Home to Me": On Virtual Community Formation by Right-Wing Extremists.' /Information, Communication and Society/ 11(8), 1153-1175.

Dunkels, E., & Enochsson, A. (2007). Interviews with young people using online chat. In M. Quigley (Ed.), Encyclopedia of information ethics and security (pp. 403-410). Hersley: Idea Group Reference.

van Eeden-Moorefield, B., Proulx, C. M., & Pasley, K. (2008). A comparison of Internet and face-to-face (ftf) qualitative methods in studying the relationships of gay men. Journal of GLBT Family Studies, 4(2), 181-204.

Gilbert, N. (2008).Researching Social Life (3rd edition). chapter 16, London: Sage Publications.

Kivitis, Joelle. 2005. Online Interviewing and the Research Relationship. In Virtual Methods. Issues in Social Research on the Internet. Berg Publisher.

Kazmer, M.M. and Xie, B. (2008) ' Qualitative interviewing in internet studies: Playing with the media, playing with the method', Information, Communication and Society, vol. 11, no. 2, pp. 251-278.

Malta, S. (2009) Qualitative Interviewing of Older Adults: Offline versus Online Methods.  Proceedings 8th National Conference of Emerging Researchers in Ageing.  A New Era for Ageing Research: What's in Your Toolkit? pp. 133-137.  www.med.monash.edu/sphc/haru/conference09

Markham, Annette. 1998. Life Online: Researching Real Experience in Virtual Space. Alta Mira Press.

O'Connor, H. (2006) Online Interviews, <http://www.geog.le.ac.uk/orm/interviews/intcontents.htm>

Al-Saggaf, Y., & Williamson, K. (2004). Online communities in Saudi Arabia: Evaluating the impact on culture through online semi-structured interviews. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 5(3).

Voida, A., Mynatt, E. D., Erickson, T., & Kellogg, W. A. (2004, April 24–29). Interviewing over instant messaging. Paper presented at the CHI 2004, Vienna, Austria. see http://portal.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=986060

Carmen Becker

Radboud University Nijmegen
Postbus 9103
The Netherlands

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