An Implausible Virtual Interview: Conversations with a Professional Research Subject

  title={An Implausible Virtual Interview: Conversations with a Professional Research Subject},
  author={Lisa Lucile Owens},
  journal={Sociological Methodology},
  pages={121 - 140}
  • L. Owens
  • Published 22 June 2022
  • Sociology
  • Sociological Methodology
The author explores interactions with one research subject who feigns credentials and invents stories in order to participate in social science research interviews online. The possibility of intentional deception among interviewees in virtually mediated fieldwork is a critical consideration in the context of the recent extensive pivot to online-based fieldwork during the need for social distancing associated with the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic. Following this rapid shift in what is… 



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