Using Videorecording to Enhance the Development of Novice Researchers' Interviewing Skills

  • Lisbeth Uhrenfeldt University of Aarhus
  • Barbara Paterson
  • Elisabeth O. C. Hall University of Aarhus


Little has been written about how to teach novice researchers about qualitative research interviewing. In this article, the authors recognize qualitative research interviewing as a practice that one develops through reflexivity. They propose that novices can develop a reflexive interviewing practice by using a guided framework to review videorecords of the interviews they conduct. The authors discuss the framework and illustrate its use with an exemplar derived from the experience of a novice researcher. They conclude with a discussion of the need for further research about how best to enhance the development of novice researchers as qualitative research interviewers.