4.1.2 In-depth interviewing used with other methods
In-depth interviewing is often used alongside other ethnographic approaches, such as participant or non-participant observation, analysis of personal documents and available literature.
For example, in his analysis of the concept of community, Schofield (2002, p. 681) undertook initial and repeat interviews, backed up by non-participant observation as well as analysing 'a range of texts produced by project managers'.
Dick Hobbs (1988) utilised participant observation and in-depth interviewing in his study of petty criminals and the local CID in the East End of London. He undertook formal in-depth interviews with police officers, who agreed to be interviewed in their homes about CID procedures, he observed and chatted to CID officers in pubs and at children's football matches as well as to family and friends in the East End (See CASE STUDY: Petty crime).
Sanders (2005, p. 242), similarly, collected material for his study of ecstacy use 'through my complete-participant role as a security guard or 'bouncer' and in-depth interview material with seven security guards and a bar manager' (see CASE STUDY Dance drugs).
In a study of conflict and poverty and the role of education in developing post-conflict resilience Kate Bird (undated) combined quantitative analysis of the Northern Uganda Baseline Survey (NUBS) with in-depth qualitative fieldwork, specifically life history interviews (see Section 18.104.22.168).