Perceptions of the researcher: in-depth interviewing in the home

Contemp Nurse. 2002 Dec;14(1):24-37. doi: 10.5172/conu.14.1.24.


In this paper we explore the home as a setting to collect qualitative data. The text is drawn from a collaborative research initiative that sought to interview people with cardiac disease. The literature pays little attention to the home as a venue for in-depth data gathering and yet from our experience it is very different to other settings. We argue the need for extra consideration to aspects such as trust, self-disclosure and safety, and draw these conclusion from the data gathered in the field.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • House Calls*
  • Humans
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Interviews as Topic / methods*
  • Models, Psychological
  • Nursing Research / methods*
  • Qualitative Research
  • Safety
  • Self Disclosure
  • Trust