Interviewer Lynn Barber Is Addicted To Interviewing

Interviewer Lynn Barber (as quoted in Jenny Turner, “Utterly in Awe”, London Review of Books 6/5/14, p.21)is addicted to interviewing.  She knows that interviewees are not, to use her word, “believ[able]”, but she continues to interview; that is, like all those hooked, she she continues to do what she knows she shouldn’t: “`I learned not to believe what [people] say. . . . Learning . . . this was a good basis for my . . . career as an interviewer'”.

I have discussed the addiction to asking and to the answers thereby attained in other blog posts, including more recently, “Addiction to Polls“, and in my book, The Problem with Survey Research.

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George Beam is an educator and author. The perspectives that inform his interpretations of the topics of this blog–-as well as his other writings and university courses -–are system analysis, behaviorism, and Internet effects. Specific interests include quality management, methodology, and politics. He is Associate Professor Emeritus, Department of Public Administration; Affiliated Faculty, Department of Political Science; and, previously, Head, Department of Public Administration, University of Illinois at Chicago
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