Book launch: Elicitation Strategies for Interviewing and Field Work
The book 'Elicitation Strategies for Interviewing and Field Work' by Rodney Clarke was launched with an event sponsored through the UOW Global Challenges Program with support from the Challenge Leader, Living Well Longer Professor Lorna Moxham.About Elicitation Strategies for Interviewing and Field Work
Speaker 1 [00:00:04] My name is Rodney Clark, I'm the author of the book Elicitation Strategies for Interviewing and Field Work. This is a book that's about the art of interviewing from the perspective that you want to communicate with the person that you're interviewing with. And so I use a series of patterns which can be used by the interviewer, to elicit information and experience from an interviewee. And the idea is that you can design the interview using these patterns of communication and you can help understand what the interviewee is saying by listening out for stages in those patterns.
Speaker 2 [00:00:52] This is a really exciting occasion, as I'm sure a lot of you can appreciate, a book is a huge amount of work, and when you're an academic, you've got lots of other things that you could be doing. So to commit to a book and to see it through is really a huge achievement and we're very proud of Rod today, so congratulations.
Speaker 3 [00:01:11] I believe this book, after reading it and thinking about it and even pondering the ways how I could use it in my own practice. I consider it to be a gift to our community.
Speaker 1 [00:01:26] The benefit of the book is that it's quite practical in the sense that you can plan and actually execute an interview, both traditional interview, which is a face to face interview and also what's called a go along interview where you move through a space. Could be you're interviewing somebody that works on a factory floor or maybe who is walking you through their town and they're recounting to you what experiences they've had of that town. So we cover both of these interview types and show how we can plan and execute those interviews using these patterns of communication.