Portable MP3 players: innovative devices for recording qualitative interviews

Nurse Res. 2007;15(1):7-15. doi: 10.7748/nr2007.


Digital technology has provided a new way of recording qualitative interviews, surpassing the clarity, usability and storage capabilities of conventional tape recorders. Ritin Fernandez and Rhonda Griffiths examine a technological resource that pervades modern social life and which can be used effectively for digitally recording interviews for qualitative research.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • CD-ROM
  • Cell Phone
  • Computers, Handheld*
  • Data Collection / methods*
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Humans
  • Interviews as Topic / methods*
  • Narration
  • Nursing Methodology Research / instrumentation
  • Nursing Methodology Research / methods*
  • Qualitative Research*
  • Telephone
  • Videodisc Recording / instrumentation
  • Videodisc Recording / methods*