Interviewing Criminal Justice Populations without Electronic Recording Devices: A Guide

Phaik Kin Cheah, N. Prabha Unnithan, Annie Margaret Sandela Raran
2019 The Qualitative Report  
We outline a guide for facilitating face-to-face in-depth interviews without the use of electronic recording devices in criminal justice research. It is designed to provide researchers with step-by-step directions they can follow to conduct interviews when recording equipment is not available, not allowed, or not used due to other reasons. In-depth interviews are common in qualitative criminal justice research but require researchers to be highly flexible and adaptive. When interviews are
more » ... nterviews are conducted on sensitive issues or carried out in high security environments, recording devices may not be permitted or welcomed. This protocol aims to make the interviews more structured, systematic and organized when electronic recording devices are not used in an attempt to enhance the accuracy and transparency. These guidelines were developed based on practical and theoretical foundations.
doi:10.46743/2160-3715/2019.3641 fatcat:e2d6escsjbgzvhgfzkvyftzi4q