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[Inter]views: Design, Data Collection and Analysis of Interviews in Social Research Contexts


The course [Inter]Views aims to provide the learning of theoretical and practical foundations underpinning the design, application, treatment, analysis and interpretation of data through interviews in the context of scientific research in general and qualitative in particular.


I. Theoretical-epistemological foundations of using the interview technique in qualitative research: presentation and traditions, characteristics and typologies, advantages and limitations;

II. The design of the interview: research questions, objectives, conceptualization and operationalization, construction of the interview script and pre-test;

III. The application and recording of data key: moments of the interview, the spatial-temporal framework and the interpersonal context, the interviewer’s profile, main record and complementary records of the information;

IV. Treatment, analysis and interpretation of empirical material: constitution of the corpus, verbatim and selective transcription, content analysis techniques and software for qualitative data analysis (QDAS);

V. Presentation of results of qualitative research: scientific writing and research ethics.


Rosalina Pisco Costa


Rosalina Pisco Costa

Responsible Unit

Departamento de Sociologia e IIFA/CICS.NOVA.UÉvora – Centro Interdisciplinar de Ciências Sociais da Universidade de Évora


University students, master’s students, doctoral students and interested professionals from social sciences.


Not applicable

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120 €

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14h to 17h

When 6th to 10th of July
Duration 15 hours | 5 days
Language Portuguese, English
Venue Colégio do Espírito Santo, University of Évora, Portugal