Narrative Interviews. Grundlagen und Anwendungen
Wiesbaden: VS Verlag 2006
204 pp, Euro 16.90; ISBN 3-531-15205-9
Keywords: narrative interviews, interviews, biography and interview, sampling

Narrative interviews. Basics and applications
This book introduces the method (based on Fritz Schütze) and related methods of evaluation and analysis. All steps of a research process are explained in general, and in one particular case ñ a study relating to biography and the sociology of music. The steps included are: sampling, data generation and evaluation of interviews, type formation, and empirical results in relation to theory. Küsters also deals with the theory of the narrative approach and its methodological foundations, possibilities of application in various fields of research even beyond the main application in biographical research. Also, criticism of this method is discussed.