Qualitative Gerontology: A Contemporary Perspective, Second Edition / Edition 2

Qualitative Gerontology: A Contemporary Perspective, Second Edition / Edition 2

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by Graham D. Rowles
     
 

ISBN-10: 0826113354

ISBN-13: 9780826113351

Pub. Date: 01/01/2002

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

"The authors provide a contemporary perspective on the status of qualitative research in gerontology. The second edition examines recent trends in the application of qualitative methodologies and the emergence of new qualitative techniques such as focus groups, studies of personal histories, and the use of photography. Chapters include discussions of critical and…  See more details below

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"The authors provide a contemporary perspective on the status of qualitative research in gerontology. The second edition examines recent trends in the application of qualitative methodologies and the emergence of new qualitative techniques such as focus groups, studies of personal histories, and the use of photography. Chapters include discussions of critical and feminist perspectives, practice issues, ethical issues, and the contribution of qualitative research to the progress of science."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826113351
Publisher:
Springer Publishing Company
Publication date:
01/01/2002
Edition description:
New
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Pt. IIntroduction
1Back to the Future3
Pt. IITelling Stories
Introduction30
2Guided Autobiography: In Search of Ordinary Wisdom37
3The Study of Lives in Progress: Approaches to Research on Life Stories51
Pt. IIIBeing There
Introduction68
4Ethnography of the Particular: The Individual Case and the Culture of Death in America73
5Participant Observations of a Participant Observer93
6Online Ethnography: Studying Group Dynamics of a Virtual Community of Dementia Caregivers109
Pt. IV"Let's Talk"
Introduction130
7The Qualitative Interview With Older Informants: Some Key Questions137
8The Active Subject in Qualitative Gerontology154
Pt. VHybrid Vigor
Introduction174
9Counting and Recounting: Approaches to Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Data and Methods179
10Maximizing Methods: Interviewers as Informants200
11Seeking Diagnosis for a Cognitively Impaired Family Member: Evidence From Focus Groups213
Pt. VILooking and Seeing
Introduction234
12A Picture Is Worth ...: The Use of Photography in Gerontological Research241
13Seeing the Unseen: Literary Interpretation in Qualitative Gerontology263
Pt. VIIPerspective
14Forward to the Past281
Index285

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