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Stefanie Reissner

Keynote: The conversational space map and qualitative interview research

Session on Friday, Jul 5th, 09:00
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Studies of mentoring and coaching lend themselves to a qualitative methodology to explore individuals’ experiences and the complex relationships between mentor/coach, client, and organisation. In this keynote speech, Dr Stefanie Reissner explores the characteristics of qualitative interview research that make the method so valuable, outlines the challenges that researchers typically face and proposes a visual tool to map the verbal interaction between interviewer and interviewee. This tool is called conversational space map and enables qualitative interview researchers to engage more deeply, critically and reflexively with their research to aid their development.

Bio

Dr Stefanie Reissner is a Senior Lecturer in Management and Organization Studies at Newcastle University Business School (UK). She is a social scientist interested in how individuals make sense of their experiences in organizations and how they talk about these experiences through language and storytelling. Her research has been funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), the British Academy/Leverhulme Trust, and the British Academy of Management. Stefanie’s work has been published in two research monographs as well as in high quality peer-reviewed academic journals. She holds a master’s degree in coaching, is the co-editor of the core text Developing Skills for Business Leadership and regularly contributes to doctoral training.

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