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Strengths and Weaknesses of Semi-Structured Interviews in Qualitative Research: A Critical Essay

Version 1 : Received: 17 June 2021 / Approved: 21 June 2021 / Online: 21 June 2021 (08:52:20 CEST)
(This article belongs to the Research Topic Teaching Sociology)

How to cite: Kakilla, C. Strengths and Weaknesses of Semi-Structured Interviews in Qualitative Research: A Critical Essay. Preprints 2021, 2021060491 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0491.v1). Kakilla, C. Strengths and Weaknesses of Semi-Structured Interviews in Qualitative Research: A Critical Essay. Preprints 2021, 2021060491 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202106.0491.v1).

Abstract

A semi-structured interview (SSI) is one of the essential tools in conduction qualitative research. This essay draws upon the pros and cons of applying semi-structured interviews (SSI) in the qualitative research method. Moreover, the challenges of SSI during the coronavirus pandemic are critically discussed to provide plausible recommendations.

Subject Areas

Semi-structured Interview; SSI; In-depth interview; Strength and Weakness

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