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Introduction to Semi-Structured Interviewing

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Episode Description

In this episode of Talking about Methods, Ellie Whittingdale talks to Professor Linda Mulcahy, Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, about the use of semi-structured interviews as a method in Socio-Legal research.

Produced by Linda Mulcahy and Urania Chiu.

Readings on Semi-Structured Interviews Recommended by Professor Linda Mulcahy

Silbey, S. in Halliday, S. and Schmidt, P. (eds). (2009). Conducting Law and Society Research: Reflections on Methods and Practices (Cambridge University Press).

Hartog, H. (2004). ‘Romancing the Quotation’ in Sarat, A. (ed). Law in the Liberal Arts (Cornell University Press).

Cunningham, C. D. (1991). Lawyer as Translator, Representation as Text: Towards an Ethnography of Legal Discourse. 77 Cornell L. Rev. 1298.

Mulcahy, L. (2003). Disputing Doctors: the Socio-Legal Dynamics of Complaints about Medical Care (Open University Press).

About the Speaker

A photo of Professor Linda Mulcahy

Professor Linda Mulcahy

Professor of Socio-Legal Studies, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford

Linda Mulcahy is the Director of the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, University of Oxford. Her research focuses on how people experience the justice system. She is currently working on an oral history of radical lawyering and on the impact of video-technology on legal ritual and space.

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