The NCRM wayfinder guide to adapting interview practices for Covid-19

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Melanie Nind, NCRM, University of Southampton

The Covid-19 pandemic has necessitated considerable changes to research practices. This includes a dominant method for the social researcher – the in person interview – made impossible when social distancing is mandated for public health protection. This guide considers alternative ways of conducting interviews in Covid-19 times (walking interviews, telephone interviews, video-based online video interviews) plus alternative to interviews altogether (such as writing and podcasting). Readers are pointed towards examples from the research literature and research community that can support planning for research in the pandemic.