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Researching Life Stories and Family Histories
     

Researching Life Stories and Family Histories

by Robert Lee Miller
 

ISBN-10: 0761960910

ISBN-13: 9780761960911

Pub. Date: 12/07/1999

Publisher: SAGE Publications

'A comprehensive, balanced and judicious treatment of biographical methods in social research, made all the more useful to students by its careful delineation of the practicalities involved' - Raymond M Lee, Royal Holloway, University of London

Specifically designed for those carrying out biographical, life history or family history research, this

Overview

'A comprehensive, balanced and judicious treatment of biographical methods in social research, made all the more useful to students by its careful delineation of the practicalities involved' - Raymond M Lee, Royal Holloway, University of London

Specifically designed for those carrying out biographical, life history or family history research, this concise guide covers the methods and issues involved.

The author demonstrates that biographical research is a distinctive way of conceptualizing social activity. The three main approaches to biographical and family history research are covered:

- Realist - focused around grounded-theory techniques of interviewing;

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761960911
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/07/1999
Series:
Introducing Qualitative Methods Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
The Historical Context
Collecting and Organizing Family Histories
Collecting Life Histories
Analyzing Life Histories
The Biographical Perspective

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