Transformative Interviews: Research that makes a difference

Hi, I am Luciara. After many years researching the problems facing immigrants in Canada, I decided it was time to contribute to the solution through research. This blog chronicles my efforts to engage in research that makes a difference.

If you want to understand why I embarked on this transformative journey, go here. To understand what transformative interviews are, read this post. Several of the posts on this site, are part of my 100-questions challenge, a collection of questions that can support interviewers wanting to make a difference. The up to date list of questions is here.

Probing Questions

This post is part of my 100-question challenge, where I review work from researchers, coaches, and counselors to identify questions that support participants to reflect and find solutions to their problems. Learn more about this challenge here. These are questions 65-73. As anybody who ever conducted an interview (or paid close attention to a conversation) knows, […]

Transformative Interviews and Participatory Action Research

When we talk about Transformative Interviews’ interventionist intentions, people quickly think of Action Research as a comparative method. For this reason, I thought it would be useful to discuss the ways in which Action Research and Transformative Interviews are similar and different. There are many different types of Action Research, just like there are many […]

What do we mean by “Coaching inspired interviewing”?

My desire to engage with and further develop transformative interviewing tools grew hand in hand with my training as a coach, first at Integral Coaching Canada and then the Clean Coaching Centre in the UK. Both coaching and transformative interviews share the goal of supporting participants to deal with problems or challenges. Thus, it makes sense that some tools […]

Listen more, talk less, and ask Incisive Questions

This post is part of my 100-question challenge, where I review work from researchers, coaches, and counselors to identify questions that support participants to reflect and find solutions to their problems. Learn more about this challenge here. These are questions 60-64. I just finished reading Time to Think, by Nancy Kline. The book was recommended to me […]

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