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Contemp Nurse. 2002 Dec;14(1):24-37.

Perceptions of the researcher: in-depth interviewing in the home.

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School of Nursing and Midwifery Flinders University, South Australia.


In this paper we explore the home as a setting to collect qualitative data. The text is drawn from a collaborative research initiative that sought to interview people with cardiac disease. The literature pays little attention to the home as a venue for in-depth data gathering and yet from our experience it is very different to other settings. We argue the need for extra consideration to aspects such as trust, self-disclosure and safety, and draw these conclusion from the data gathered in the field.

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