Harnessing expertise: involving peer interviewers in qualitative research with hard-to-reach populations.

@article{Elliott2002HarnessingEI,
  title={Harnessing expertise: involving peer interviewers in qualitative research with hard-to-reach populations.},
  author={Eva Elliott and Alison J Watson and Ursula Harries},
  journal={Health expectations : an international journal of public participation in health care and health policy},
  year={2002},
  volume={5 2},
  pages={172-8}
}
The use of peer interviewers with privileged access to a particular population group, which is difficult to reach via more conventional methods, has been acknowledged in recent research. This paper explores a number of key issues relating to the employment of peer interviewers by reflecting on a project designed to explore the views and experiences of parents who use illegal drugs. The project presented the research team with a number of challenges. These included the need to provide on-going… CONTINUE READING

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