interviews - methods in context

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  • interviews
    • areas of use
      • victims of crime
      • public fear of crime
      • dom vio
    • practical issues
      • language - literacy probs overcome through interview
      • recording interviews - recorders - don't miss any information
        • but intimidating/ may not trust interviewer
    • ethical issues
      • trust & opneness - offender may provide guilty knowl - should you inform poice?
      • researcher may dig deep - reveal distressing info - invade privacy - cause psy harm
    • representativeness
      • time consuming - deal w/ snsitive issues - small samples
    • validity
      • slang - hidden code - researcher can clarify meaning
      • rapport/ trust from unstructured interviews - overcomes defensive barriers insive CJS
      • interviewees perceptions of researcher can affect val of responses

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