Dr Georgia Cole has a new article in Refugee Survey Quarterly: “But if locals are poorer than you, how would you justify additional help?”: rethinking the purpose of sensitive interview questions.
The article draws upon interviews with Eritrean refugees in Uganda, detailing their responses to the question of how support to refugees can be justified where similar assistance is not provided to host nationals. The article also looks at the issue of ‘sensitive’ interview questions, and provides an extensive justification as to why this angle of enquiry was pursued. It seeks “to learn from and interpolate the opinions of refugees into divisive discussions around their rights to services… and to provide a methodological justification for having asked these individuals to enter this debate.”
The article is available to subscribers here >>