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Prue Chamberlayne

Print publication date: 2004

Print ISBN-13: 9781861344939

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.001.0001

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Interpreting the needs of homeless men: interviewing in context

Interpreting the needs of homeless men: interviewing in context

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(p.251) Seventeen Interpreting the needs of homeless men: interviewing in context
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Biographical methods and professional practice
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Karin Schlücker

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Policy Press
DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0017

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

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