CHE principles: facilitating authentic and dialogical semi-structured interviews in educational research

Brown, Alice and Danaher, Patrick. A (2017) CHE principles: facilitating authentic and dialogical semi-structured interviews in educational research. International Journal of Research and Method in Education. ISSN 1743-727X

Abstract

This paper examines the values of the CHE principles of Connectivity, Humanness and Empathy as a guiding framework for maximizing the ethical and methodological advantages of semi-structured interview research practices. The authors draw from two separate educational studies and apply the CHE principles to analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of decision-making in facilitating sustainable relationships with the participants in each study. Findings highlight that dialogical relations with participants were evident in both studies, and identify significant junctures where decision-making and actions influenced effective rapport-building and respectful and reciprocal relationships with participants in the research. The CHE principles emerge as providing a robust framework for educational researchers to employ when auditing their decision-making prior to and during their engagement in qualitative interviews.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Published online 27 September 2017. Permanent restricted access to ArticleFirst version in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood (1 July 2013 - 30 June 2019)
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2018 02:02
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2018 04:37
Uncontrolled Keywords: educational research; qualitative methods; rapport-building; semi-structured interviews; relationships
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1301 Education Systems > 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/1743727X.2017.1379987
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/34716

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