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date: 08 March 2021

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This chapter reviews the different types of individual interview used in music education research. Topics include issues in research design using interviews, sampling and recruitment, and transcription practices. Analytic approaches to interview data are discussed, in addition to new trends in representing findings. Relevant exemplars of research studies in music education conducted in North America illustrate a variety of approaches to interviews. The chapter concludes by discussing the future of interviewing in music education research, namely, emerging avenues for research made possible by new technologies; how methodological and theoretical development in the social sciences might inform the use of interviews in music education research; and implications of these developments for the assessment of quality in research.

Keywords: qualitative interviews, designing interviews, conducting interviews, interview questions, transcription, analyzing interviews

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