Recording Oral History: A Practical Guide for Social Scientists / Edition 1

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Overview

With extensive examples from both historical and social science literature, this book is a practical guide to methods of recording oral history. The author provides suggestions on a range of techniques from developing a written interview guide and using tape recorders to asking probing questions during in-depth interviews and editing transcriptions. She also covers the ethical and legal issues involved in conducting life-history interviews and elaborates on three different types of oral history projects: community studies, biographies and family histories.

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Yow, trained in both history and psychology, provides a practical guide to the methods of oral history for researchers and students in the social sciences. She provides tips on everything from developing a written interview guide and using tape recorders to asking probing questions during the in-depth interview and editing transcriptions. She covers the ethical and legal issues involved in conducting life history interviews and elaborates on three different types of oral history projects--community studies, biographies, and family histories. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803955790
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/14/1994
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.49 (h) x 0.82 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction to the In-Depth Interview
Preparation for the Interviewing Project
Interviewing Techniques
Legalities and Ethics
Interpersonal Relations in the Interview
Varieties of Oral History Projects
Community Studies
Varieties of Oral History Projects
Biography
Varieties of Oral History Projects
Family Research
Conclusion of the Project

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