'children skillQuality & Quantity' has published a paper on 'don't know' responses of children in semi-structured interviews. Based on theoretical considerations of causes for 'don't know' responses in interviews 112 interviews with children at the age of 5 to 11 were analysed taking account of the context. Using innovative categories interessting age effects could be found. The results do not only allow for insights into 'dont't know responses and communication in qualitative interviews but also (within some limits) in more standardised interviews.

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