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Asylum Seekers Views and Experiences from Different Types of Interviews
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this qualitative study was to investigate how asylum seekers may experience different interview methods in the asylum investigation in Sweden. An inductive qualitative data collection technique was used in this study, where semi-structured interviews were conducted with six asylum seekers in four different cities in Sweden. This study was influenced by the grounded theory approach in the way of creating codes, concepts and themes from the empirical data analyzed in thematic and constant comparison method. The results show three different themes, namely ‘‘the expressions of the feelings, possibilities to expressions and possibilities and difficulties.’’ as they present the asylum seekers views of different interview methods. The role theory was chosen in relation to the asylum seekers different behavior toward the interview methods. The results indicated the possibilities for different roles as: ‘‘psychological unbalanced role, technology skilled role, technology challenged role and the apprehensive role’’

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 43 p.
Keyword [en]
Communication Tools Interviews, Face-to-face Interviews, Asylum seekers role, Asylum Investigation, Interview methods
National Category
Social Work
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-21285OAI: diva2:907837
Subject / course
Social work
Educational program
Social work – specialisation in international social work (in eng)
2015-06-01, 51:222, Kungsbäcksvägen 47, 801 76 Gävle, Gävle, 21:19 (English)
Available from: 2016-03-08 Created: 2016-02-29 Last updated: 2016-03-08Bibliographically approved

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