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In this interview in The Listening Resource blog (August 29th, 2013), Susan Eliot talks to Dr. Richard Kreuger, professor emeritus at the University of Minnesota specializing in program evaluation, applied research methodology and qualitative analysis, about qualitative interview skills and how new researchers can apply these.
An institutional history is a narrative that records key points about how institutional arrangements – new ways of working – have evolved over time and have created and contributed to more effective ways to achieve project or programme goals.