Introduction to Themed Section 2 : 'Interviews and Reading'. / Trower, Shelley; Smith, Graham ; Tooth Murphy, Amy.

In: Participations, Vol. 16, No. 1, 05.2019, p. 510-529.

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Introduction to Themed Section 2 : 'Interviews and Reading'. / Trower, Shelley; Smith, Graham ; Tooth Murphy, Amy.

In: Participations, Vol. 16, No. 1, 05.2019, p. 510-529.

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Trower S, Smith G, Tooth Murphy A. Introduction to Themed Section 2: 'Interviews and Reading'. Participations. 2019 May;16(1):510-529.

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Trower, Shelley ; Smith, Graham ; Tooth Murphy, Amy. / Introduction to Themed Section 2 : 'Interviews and Reading'. In: Participations. 2019 ; Vol. 16, No. 1. pp. 510-529.

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