Qualitative research methods: Interviewing as a way of learning and knowing

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This paper is based on the keynote talk that I gave on the EAHIL+ICAHIS+ICLC 2015 Workshop in Edinburgh. A starting point for the talk was the theme for the Workshop: “Research-minded: supporting, understanding, conducting research”. Some features of qualitative research are presented and a number of methods
are mentioned before zooming in on interviewing, discussing some aspects of that method with examples from my own work. As a conclusion the importance of understanding the limitations of research both for researchers and those taking part of the results is emphasised.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Information Studies
  • Other Humanities not elsewhere specified


  • qualitative research, information seeking behaviour, information literacy, contraceptives, reproductive health
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)36-39
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the European Association for Health Information and Libraries
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Publication categoryResearch

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