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Oral History in Social Work: Research, Assessment, and Intervention / Edition 1
     

Oral History in Social Work: Research, Assessment, and Intervention / Edition 1

by Ruth R. Martin
 

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ISBN-10: 0803943822

ISBN-13: 9780803943827

Pub. Date: 09/06/1995

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This is an excellent guide to conducting oral history research. Ruth Martin defines oral history and introduces readers to its basic principles and methodologies. She then provides step-by-step guidelines for using oral histories in various settings with diverse populations. The text is illustrated with examples of oral histories including those of ethnic and

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This is an excellent guide to conducting oral history research. Ruth Martin defines oral history and introduces readers to its basic principles and methodologies. She then provides step-by-step guidelines for using oral histories in various settings with diverse populations. The text is illustrated with examples of oral histories including those of ethnic and racial minorities, new immigrants and elderly women.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803943827
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
09/06/1995
Series:
SAGE Human Services Guides Series , #69
Pages:
153
Product dimensions:
5.91(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Prefacexi
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introductionxv
It's Been a Long Time Comingxvi
Notesxix
Referencesxx
Part IOral History in Practice and Research
1.Valuing the Subjective Experience: Oral History as Qualitative Research3
Definition of Oral History4
Roots of Oral History4
The Oral History Project5
Oral Narratives5
Rationale for Oral History in Social Work7
Oral History and Cultural Diversity9
Conclusion14
References15
2.Using Theoretical Perspectives for Oral History Research in Social Work and Social Work Education18
Oral History in Social Work: A Multidimensional Perspective18
Force Field Analysis18
The Ecological Perspective19
The Life Model21
Adaptive Strengths23
Knowledge Building24
Grounded Theory25
Participant Observation25
Benefits of Oral History to Social Work Education27
A Master's Level Social Work Class: Oral History Projects28
Other Efforts Connecting Oral History and Social Work Practice31
Note31
References31
3.Making a Bridge: Moving From Social Work Practice Knowledge and Skill to Oral History Research Skill33
Rapport34
How to Interview36
Communication37
Linguistics38
Community and Institutional Studies39
Liberal Arts Curriculum40
Uses of Oral History in Interpersonal Direct Practice40
Implications for Social Work Education41
The Practicum43
References43
4.Generating and Recording Oral Histories: Process and Method45
Beginning the Research Process: Finding the Question45
The Steps in the Process46
Selecting the Project46
Literature Review47
Defining the Selected Topic or Issues47
Formulating Tentative Assumptions49
Stating the Research Purpose50
Systematic Identification of the Participants50
Interviews and Data Collection53
Transcribing the Data59
Editing62
Appendix 4.1Informed Consent Form64
References65
5.Analyzing and Interpreting Data and Writing Up the Project66
Analysis66
Interpretation69
Writing Up the Project71
Appendix 5.1Selected Quotes From Interviews in Support of Themes73
Appendix 5.2Organization of Themes and Topics75
Appendix 5.3Patterns76
Appendix 5.4Choosing Final Categories Reflecting These Patterns and the Process of Giving Meaning to the Experience77
References78
Part IIExamples of Oral History Research79
6.Black Family Adaptation, Survival, and Growth Strategies: An Oral History Project81
Methodology81
Analysis by Table84
Narratives Depicting Survival Strategies87
Discussion93
References94
7.The Realities of Soviet Jewish Migration: Illustrated Through Slava's Narratives96
Selection of Topic96
Research Design and Use of the Literature97
Getting Started98
Premigration Stage98
The Resettlement102
Conclusion104
Reference104
8.Recapturing the Purpose of Settlements Through Oral History105
The Oral History Project105
The Narratives107
Problems Addressed by Settlements109
Comparing Early Mission With Today's Mission113
Conclusion116
References117
9.Oral History Methodology to Examine Issues of Adolescent Mothers118
Research Problem118
Literature Review118
The Narratives: Oral Histories of African American Adolescent Mothers121
A Decade Later: The Fruition of Lives128
Analysis and Conclusions129
References130
10.Understanding Communities: The Pliny Street Block Association132
Selection of the Topic132
Defining the Selected Issues132
Historical Overview133
Description of Participants and Setting134
Data Analysis134
Beginnings of the Block Association135
Life on Pliny Street136
Activities of the Block Association137
Youth138
Why They Have Endured: Strengths, Weaknesses, and Empowerment138
Analysis139
Conclusions140
Concluding Remarks: Incorporating Oral History in Social Work Research142
Reference144
Index145
About the Author153

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