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Vitenskapelig artikkel

'Am I rambling?' On the advantages of interviewing couples together

  • Margunn Bjørnholt og
  • Gunhild Regland Farstad


Qualitative Research
ISSN 1468-7941
e-ISSN 1741-3109
NVI-nivå 2

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Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2012
Publisert online: 2012
Trykket: 2014
Volum: 14
Hefte: 1
Sider: 3 - 19


Isi-ID: 000329435600001
Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-84891905846

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'Am I rambling?' On the advantages of interviewing couples together


This article addresses a methodological controversy regarding the question of whether couples should ideally be interviewed together or apart. It draws on three different studies in which joint couple interviews were used either as the sole source of data or in combination with individual interviews. The authors focus on the specifics and strengths of joint couple interviews, and they argue that interviewing couples together has several advantages, such as solving the ethical problems of anonymity and consent among interviewees, and results in the production of rich data, including observational data. Furthermore, the authors point to the practical advantages of conducting joint interviews with couples. In taking a relational view of the self and of what is produced in research interviews, the authors propose to apply the concept of family display, originally proposed by Janet Finch. It is argued that the researcher may be seen as one of many possible audiences for this type of family practice.


Aktiv cristin-person

Margunn Bjørnholt

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Oslo Research
Aktiv cristin-person

Gunhild Regland Farstad

  • Tilknyttet:
    ved Velferdsforskningsinstituttet NOVA ved OsloMet - storbyuniversitetet
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