Interpreting the needs of homeless men: interviewing in context

Karin Schlücker

in Biographical methods and professional practice

Published by Policy Press

Published in print March 2004 | ISBN: 9781861344939
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447301554 | DOI:
Interpreting the needs of homeless men: interviewing in context

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This chapter concentrates on one interview-based case study involving a young homeless man. In particular, it discusses the specific interactions between interviewer and interviewee, exemplifying policy conclusions from the type of relationship that was established. These interactions reveal the need to talk about ‘more intimate secrets’ that the subject could not present explicitly, raising questions about the ‘need’ for a facilitative and supportive context in which this could happen.

Keywords: interview-based case study; homeless man; interviewer; interviewee; interactions; policy conclusions

Chapter.  4858 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Research and Statistics

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