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Peer Review Status: Refereed
Title: "I Felt they were Ganging up on me": Interviewing Siblings at Home
Author(s): Punch, Samantha
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Keywords: siblings
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Rural children Social conditions Cross-cultural studies
Interviewing Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Sibling Relations
Issue Date: Aug-2007
Date Deposited: 30-Jun-2009
Citation: Punch S (2007) "I Felt they were Ganging up on me": Interviewing Siblings at Home. Children's Geographies, 5 (3), pp. 219-234.
Abstract: The paper explores the methodological implications and some of the inter-generational and intra-generational power relations involved when carrying out research with children at home. It draws on data from individual and group interviews about children’s experiences of sibling relationships and birth order. The study was conducted with 90 children between the ages of 5 and 17, from 30 families of mixed socio-economic backgrounds in central Scotland with three siblings within this age range. The paper discusses some task-based interview techniques as well as the advantages and disadvantages of interviewing siblings individually and in groups within the home setting.
DOI Link: 10.1080/14733280701445770
Rights: Published in Children's Geographies by Taylor & Francis (Routledge).; This is an electronic version of an article published in Children’s Geographies, Volume 5, Issue 3, August 2007, pp. 219 - 234. Children’s Geographies is available online at:

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