Scenario-Based Interview: An Alternative Approach to Interviewing Children?
AUTHOR : Jainatul Halida Jaidin
INFORMATION : page. 23~37 / 2018 Vol.12 No.1
Data in qualitative research are mainly derived through observations, document analysis, and
interviews. The interview process in qualitative studies, however, can become challenging and
complex when a group of children is involved as participants. This paper examines the
methodological challenges faced by researchers when interviewing children and makes a case for the
use of scenario-based interviews to obtain quality data from children in phenomenographic research.
The discussion is based on a phenomenographic study that aimed at exploring and understanding
children’s experiences of learning in government primary schools in Brunei Darussalam. The
processes that led to the development of two scenarios in a series of phenomenographic interviews are
discussed in this paper. While there are limitations in the use of scenario-based interviews with
children in phenomenographic research, it has the potential to address methodological concerns and,
more importantly, to elicit quality data. Finally, the scenario-based interview offers an alternative to
the in-depth interviews typically used in phenomenographic research.
interviewing children,phenomenography,qualitative research
Copyright PECERA. All Rights Reserved. Design by Hakjisa Pub.
Call for Papers
Call for Papers: Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE)
Special Issue Deadline: January 15, 2016
Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (APJRECE) is an official publication of the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (PECERA) that is dedicated to disseminating and supporting research in early childhood education within the Pacific area.
APJRECE is released three times a year in January, May, and September. In 2016, the second issue of Volume 10 will be a special issue. The topic for the special issue is “Power of Play in Young Children’s Growth and Learning”. The Guest Editor for the special issue is Dr. Wonyoung Rhee, Professor Emerita at Chung-Ang University, Korea.
We are seeking reports of current research on this topic, papers that address issues in the application of play research, and papers that review a specific research area of young children’s play and are especially informative about studies needed to fill knowledge gaps. The manuscripts for the special issue should be submitted online by January 15, 2016, following the guidelines described on the journal website. Please visit the homepage of Asia-Pacific Journal of Research in Early Childhood Education (www.apjrece.com,www.pecerajournal.com), and you will find not only full details on aims and scope, editorial policy, and paper submission but the orange colored button, named Manuscript Management System of APJRECE, for paper submission.
We hope you will seriously consider APJRECE for your scholarship.