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Systematic methodological review : developing a framework for a qualitative semi-structured interview guide

Kallio, H, Pietila, A, Johnson, M and Kangasniemi, M 2016, 'Systematic methodological review : developing a framework for a qualitative semi-structured interview guide' , Journal Of Advanced Nursing .

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Abstract

Aim: To produce a framework for the development of a qualitative semi-structured interview guide. Background: Rigorous data collection procedures fundamentally influence the results of studies. The semi-structured interview is a common data collection method, but methodological research on the development of a semi-structured interview guide is sparse. Design: Systematic methodological review. Data Sources: We searched PubMed, CINAHL, Scopus and Web of Science for methodological papers on semi-structured interview guides from October 2004 - September 2014. Having examined 2,703 titles and abstracts and 21 full texts, we finally selected ten papers. Review methods: We analysed the data using the qualitative content analysis method. Results: Our analysis resulted in new synthesized knowledge on the development of a semistructured interview guide, including five phases: 1) identifying the prerequisites for using semi-structured interviews; 2) retrieving and using previous knowledge; 3) formulating the preliminary semi-structured interview guide; 4) pilot testing the guide; and 5) presenting the complete semi-structured interview guide. Conclusion: Rigorous development of a qualitative semi-structured interview guide contributes to the objectivity and trustworthiness of studies and makes the results more plausible. Researchers should consider using this five-step process to develop a semistructured interview guide and justify the decisions made during it.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Journal Of Advanced Nursing
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing
ISSN: 0309-2402
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: WM Taylor
Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2016 10:15
Last Modified: 28 Jul 2016 09:16
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/39197

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