4.3 Phenomenological approaches to in-depth interviews Phenomenologists tend to make extensive use of in-depth interviews as a means of gathering detailed information on people's lives, perceptions and interpretations of the world.
Phenomenological approaches use in-depth interviews:
1. to identify subjects' meanings, perceptions or behaviour;
2. as a basis for empathetic interpretation;
3. as a means of deconstructing everyday life;
4. as a means to establish how people come to develop specific ideas and consequent actions.