Publication details

Clean Language Interviewing as a Second-Person Method in the Science of Consciousness

Authors

NEHYBA Jan LAWLEY James

Year of publication 2020
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source JOURNAL OF CONSCIOUSNESS STUDIES
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Education

Citation
Web https://www.ingentaconnect.com/content/imp/jcs/2020/00000027/f0020001/art00005
Keywords second-person interview; Clean Language Interviewing; evaluation; qualitative validation; content-empty perspective
Description This article reports on Clean Language Interviewing (CLI), a rigorous, recently developed 'content-empty' (non-leading) approach to second-person interviewing in the science of consciousness. Also presented is a new systematic third-person method of validation that evaluates the questions and other verbal interventions by the interviewer to produce an adherence-to-method or 'cleanness' rating. A review of 19 interviews from five research studies provides a benchmark for interviewers seeking to minimize leading questions. The inter-rater reliability analysis demonstrates substantial agreement among raters with an average intraclass correlation coefficient of 0.72 (95% CI). We propose that this method of validation is applicable not only to CLI but to second-person interviews more generally.