Silence and the narrative research interview
journal contributionposted on 12.11.2021, 16:27 by Philip Archard, Michelle O'Reilly
Durkin, Jackson and Usher’s (2020) recent contribution describes challenges Durkin faced using narrative interviews as part of a doctoral study of patients’ experiences of receiving or expressing compassion in hospital. We were particularly interested in comments the authors make regarding silences in interviews and the role of researchers’ prior professional experience and transferrable ‘skills’ brought to interviews. We wanted to append some additional comments regarding these matters.