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Human Affairs

Postdisciplinary Humanities & Social Sciences Quarterly

Editor-in-Chief: Višnovský, Emil

Ed. by Bianchi, Gabriel / Hrubec, Marek / Tartaglia, James

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Volume 24, Issue 4


Asynchronous email interview as a qualitative research method in the humanities

Kateřina Ratislavová / Jakub Ratislav
  • Faculty of Business Administration, University of Economics, Prague, nám. W. Churchilla 4, 130 67, Praha 3, Czech Republic
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Published Online: 2014-10-02 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s13374-014-0240-y


The article focuses on a method for collecting qualitative data. The method is the asynchronous email interview. The authors assess the advantages, challenges and best practices of the asynchronous email interview method. They base their assessment on the academic literature and their own experiences using this data collection method in qualitative research on women who had experienced perinatal loss. The asynchronous email interview will never fully replace traditional face-to-face interviews, but it could gain a solid position as a qualitative research method thanks to its unique benefits.

Keywords: asynchronous email interview; qualitative research; data collection

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Published Online: 2014-10-02

Published in Print: 2014-10-01

Citation Information: Human Affairs, Volume 24, Issue 4, Pages 452–460, ISSN (Online) 1337-401X, ISSN (Print) 1210-3055, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s13374-014-0240-y.

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