The Life Story Interview

The Life Story Interview

Robert Atkinson places the life story interview into a wider research context before elaborating on planning and then conducting the interview. Finally, the book deals with the issues of transcribing and interpreting the interview.

Author: Robert Atkinson

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 076190428X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 97

View: 158

First-person narratives are a fundamental tool of the qualitative researcher. This volume provides specific suggestions and guidelines for preparing and executing a life story interview. Robert Atkinson places the life story interview into a wider research context before elaborating on planning and then conducting the interview. Finally, the book deals with the issues of transcribing and interpreting the interview. The author provides a sample life story interview in the appendix.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Power Intimacy and the Life Story

Power  Intimacy  and the Life Story

Who am I? And how do I fit into the world? These are the questions individuals ask themselves to make sense of their lives. Power, Intimacy and the Life Story addresses the human quest for identity.

Author: Dan P. McAdams

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 0898625068

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

View: 234

Who am I? And how do I fit into the world? These are the questions individuals ask themselves to make sense of their lives. Power, Intimacy and the Life Story addresses the human quest for identity. The author reinterprets some of the classic writings in psychology as he shows how each of us constructs a life story in order to meet the identity challenge and create a sense of unity and purpose in our lives. Written for the social scientist, practicing clinician, educated layperson, and student, this compelling study describes how we construct stories that are organized by the two general life themes of power and intimacy. Using the results of questionnaires and interviews with both college students and older adults, the author illustrates an innovative way of understanding human lives in literary terms.
Categories: Psychology

This is the Life Story of Violet Seddon

This is the Life Story of Violet Seddon

Transcript of an interview taped on 9 August 2001 by Pat Maxwell for Elizabeth House Writer's Group to record the personal lives of senior citizens living in the Onkaparinga Council district.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1078673405

Category:

Page: 10

View: 584

Transcript of an interview taped on 9 August 2001 by Pat Maxwell for Elizabeth House Writer's Group to record the personal lives of senior citizens living in the Onkaparinga Council district. This project was made possible by a grant from the City of Onkaparinga.
Categories:

Kenyon Leona Udall Life Story Interviews

Kenyon   Leona Udall Life Story Interviews

Jordan: Was there ever a time when you felt close to giving up on life? Leona: No
, unless it was yesterday. (laughs) Jordan: Who would you trust with your deepest
feelings and secrets? Leona: Your father. I would trust them with you kids too, ...

Author:

Publisher: Jordan Udall

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 713

Categories:

The SAGE Handbook of Interview Research

The SAGE Handbook of Interview Research

The length of a life story interview can vary considerably. Ideally, it is best to let
the interview take its course naturally to cover all that the life storyteller wants to
cover of his or her life. What may be typical is anything from a 1-hour interview to
 ...

Author: Jaber F. Gubrium

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781452262031

Category: Social Science

Page: 624

View: 819

The new edition of this landmark volume emphasizes the dynamic, interactional, and reflexive dimensions of the research interview. Contributors highlight the myriad dimensions of complexity that are emerging as researchers increasingly frame the interview as a communicative opportunity as much as a data-gathering format. The book begins with the history and conceptual transformations of the interview, which is followed by chapters that discuss the main components of interview practice. Taken together, the contributions to The SAGE Handbook of Interview Research: The Complexity of the Craft encourage readers simultaneously to learn the frameworks and technologies of interviewing and to reflect on the epistemological foundations of the interview craft.
Categories: Social Science

Handbook of Interview Research

Handbook of Interview Research

The Handbook of Interview Research is the most ambitious attempt yet at examining the place of the interview in contemporary society. Interviewing is the predominant mode of research in the social sciences.

Author: Professor of Sociology and Chair Jaber F Gubrium

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761919511

Category: Social Science

Page: 981

View: 445

The Handbook of Interview Research is the most ambitious attempt yet at examining the place of the interview in contemporary society. Interviewing is the predominant mode of research in the social sciences. It′s also the stock-in-trade of information seekers in organizations and institutions of all kinds, as well as in the mass media. Across the board, interviews provide today′s leading window on the world of experience. The Handbook offers a comprehensive examination of the interview at the cutting edge of information technology. Drawing upon leading experts from a wide range of professional disciplines, this book addresses conceptual and technical challenges that confront both academic researchers and interviewers with more applied goals. From interview theory to the nuts-and-bolts of the interview process, the coverage is impressively broad and authoritative. The Handbook of Interview Research is both encyclopedic and thematic. As an encyclopedia, it provides extensive discussions of the methodological issues now surrounding interview practice, offering a multi-faceted assessment of what has become the method of choice for obtaining personal information in today′s society. But the Handbook also is a story, which spins a particular tale of interviewing, one that moves from the commonly recognized individual interview to what is called `the interview society′. The gist of the presentation is that we can no longer regard the interview as simply an instrument for gathering data, but must now also view it an integral part of society.
Categories: Social Science

The Research Interview

The Research Interview

Informal interviewing In-person interviewing Interactive interviewing Life-story
interviewing These are interviews which are not planned and often go hand-in-
hand with participant observation or fieldwork. They are often undertaken on the
fly' ...

Author: S. Mann

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137353368

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 325

View: 752

Research and Qualitative Interviews brings into focus the decisions that the interviewer faces by taking a data-led approach in order to open up choices and decisions in the process of planning for, managing, analysing and representing interviews. The chapters concentrate on the real-time, moment-by-moment nature of interview management and interaction. A key feature of the book is the inclusion of reflexive vignettes that foreground the voices and experience of qualitative researchers (both novices and more expert practitioners). The vignettes demonstrate the importance of reflecting on and learning from interactional experience. In addition, the book provides an overview of different types of interviews, commenting on the orientation and make-up of each type. Overall, this book encourages reflective thinking about the use of research interviews. It distinguishes between reflection, reflective practice and reflexivity. All the chapters focus on recurring choices, dilemmas and puzzles; offering advice in opening out and engaging with these aspects of the research interview.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Narrative Research

Narrative Research

... The research procedure will be described only as relevant to the purpose of
this book, concentrating on the life story interview. Each interviewee was
scheduled for a first meeting with one 24 narrative ResEARCH The Life Story
Interview.

Author: Amia Lieblich

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 0761910433

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

View: 746

Using a new model for the classification of types of readings, this book shows how to read, analyze and interpret life story materials. The authors introduce four models: holistic-content reading; holistic-form reading; categorical-content reading; and categorical-form reading. They present two complete narratives so that readers can compare the authors' interpretations against the actual text as well as analyze the stories on their own. The subsequent chapters provide readings, interpretations and analyses of the narrative data from the models.
Categories: Social Science

This is the Life Story of Mary Emma Grohs

This is the Life Story of Mary Emma Grohs

Transcript of an interview taped on 30 April 2001 by Pat Maxwell for Elizabeth House Writer's Group to record the personal lives of senior citizens living in the Onkaparinga Council district.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1078673440

Category:

Page: 5

View: 907

Transcript of an interview taped on 30 April 2001 by Pat Maxwell for Elizabeth House Writer's Group to record the personal lives of senior citizens living in the Onkaparinga Council district. This project was made possible by a grant from the City of Onkaparinga.
Categories:

The Research Interview Uses and Approaches

The Research Interview  Uses and Approaches

Survey Interviewing; A field experiment on interviewer - respondent interaction; Questionnaire design in the context of information research; A multiple sorting procedure for studying conceptual systems; The content analysis of qualitative ...

Author: Michael Brenner

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015016265921

Category: Interviewing

Page: 276

View: 117

Survey Interviewing; A field experiment on interviewer - respondent interaction; Questionnaire design in the context of information research; A multiple sorting procedure for studying conceptual systems; The content analysis of qualitative research data: a dynamic approach; Intensive interviewing; Life story interviews and their interpretation; Inferring from verbal reports to cognitive processes; The uses of explanation in the research interview; Scientists' Interview talk: interviews as a technique for revealing participants' interpretative practices.
Categories: Interviewing

Handbook of Narrative Inquiry

Handbook of Narrative Inquiry

Across this handbook section, intersections between narrative inquiry and
historical/archival, interviewing, autobiographical, conversational, developmental
psychology, art, and life story research are explored. As the chapters unfold,
readers ...

Author: D. Jean Clandinin

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 9781412973328

Category: Social Science

Page: 720

View: 806

Composed by international researchers, the Handbook of Narrative Inquiry: Mapping a Methodology is the first comprehensive and interdisciplinary overview of the developing methodology of narrative inquiry. The Handbook outlines the historical development and philosophical underpinnings of narrative inquiry as well as describes different forms of narrative inquiry. This one-of-a-kind volume offers an emerging map of the field and encourages further dialogue, discussion, and experimentation as the field continues to develop.
Categories: Social Science

This is the Life Story of Elizabeth Buchanan Trewin

This is the Life Story of Elizabeth Buchanan Trewin

Transcript of an interview taped on 1 April 2001 by Doreen Barwick and Betty Hisco for Elizabeth House Writer's Group to record the personal lives of senior citizens living in the Onkaparinga Council district.

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1078673408

Category:

Page: 3

View: 643

Transcript of an interview taped on 1 April 2001 by Doreen Barwick and Betty Hisco for Elizabeth House Writer's Group to record the personal lives of senior citizens living in the Onkaparinga Council district. This project was made possible by a grant from the City of Onkaparinga.
Categories:

Recording Oral History

Recording Oral History

And too close a personal relationship leads that person to think that you will write
the biography she wants — after all, you ... history interviews and use these along
with the written documents (read the fine print about rights to these, of course.) ...

Author: Valerie Raleigh Yow

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759106541

Category: Social Science

Page: 398

View: 172

In iRecording Oral History, Second Editioni, Valerie Raleigh Yow builds on the foundation of her classic text with a fully updated and substantially expanded new edition. One of the most widely used and highly regarded textbooks ever published in the field, Yows seminal work now includes illuminating new material on using the internet, an examination of the interactions between oral history and memory processes, and exploration into testimony analysis and the interpretation of meanings in different contexts. This exceptional new edition will interest researchers and students in a wide variety of disciplines including history, sociology, anthropology, education, psychology, social work and ethnographic methods.
Categories: Social Science

Transformational Reminiscence

Transformational Reminiscence

Life Story Work John A. Kunz, MS, Florence Gray Soltys, MSW, ACSW, LCSW.
Section 3 of this book focuses ... EXERCISE Life Story Interview This exercise
provides a guideline for someone new to doing life story work. It is designed to be
 ...

Author: John A. Kunz, MS

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826101054

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

View: 238

"[A]s recently as fifty years ago people believed that reminiscing was a sign of senility....Today, along with a greater understanding of the significance of reminiscence we have seen the rising popularity of private memoirs in various forms, from oral histories by universities to audio and videotapes for family archives. John A. Kunz and Florence Gray Soltys have made a major contribution to the field by providing a framework for individuals and groups engaged in this enriching and important work." --Robert N. Butler, MD Finally, a book that takes a "big picture" look at the complexities of using life story work with older adults. Using the life story matrix as a framework, the authors and their contributors cover the complexities of reminiscence and life review, techniques and advice for making a personal story public, and the delicate balance of when to focus on content and when the process of telling one's life story can be therapeutic or destructive. Transformational Reminiscence teaches the reader how to use the full spectrum of life story approaches to enhance quality of life for older adults, ameliorate social and psychological problems, and intervene if they occur. Practical applications, anecdotes, exercises that help clarify the experiential side of the content, and helpful suggestions enhance each chapter and ensure a safe and ethical application of this technique. This book is a must read for anyone who uses a life story approach in his or her work with older adults or is teaching or supervising others in doing so.
Categories: Psychology

Qualitative Research on Sport and Physical Culture

Qualitative Research on Sport and Physical Culture

But the primary source we have used is the life story interview (Atkinson, 2007).
The life story interview, or what is sometimes called a narrative interview (
Crossley, 2000), is concerned with inviting participants to tell stories about their
life.

Author: Kevin Young

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781780522975

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 225

View: 692

Addresses issues in methodology, contemporary issues in research methods and innovative trends in qualitative research that are addressed through case study examples from areas of research in sport studies. This title includes: historical methods; ethnography; auto-ethnography; embodied methods; interviewing; and, narratives.
Categories: Sports & Recreation

The Handbook of Global Health Communication

The Handbook of Global Health Communication

13 The life-history (sometimes called “life-story”) interview is a biographical
approach to inquiry in which the research participant responds to very open-
ended questions about their life. For example: “What do you remember about
your early ...

Author: Rafael Obregon

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118241905

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 680

View: 307

International in scope, The Handbook of Global Health Communication offers a comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the role of communication processes in global public health, development and social change Brings together 32 contributions from well-respected scholars and practitioners in the field, addressing a wide range of communication approaches in current global health programs Offers an integrated view that links communication to the strengthening of health services, the involvement of affected communities in shaping health policies and improving care, and the empowerment of citizens in making decisions about health Adopts a broad understanding of communication that goes beyond conventional divisions between informational and participatory approaches
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Clash of Economic Cultures

The Clash of Economic Cultures

This is the first collective story by Japanese bankers in the West of and by
themselves. Autobiographical stories may give voice to people whose accounts
of life would not otherwise be heard. Here, by using the life-story interview
method, the ...

Author: Junko Sakai

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 1412844800

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 279

View: 608

The globalization of the world economy today means that more and more people are experiencing working in another culture. Focusing on the real experiences of workers in Japanese transnational finance companies, this book not only throws light on this specific case, but at the same time raises timely questions and insights concerning the newly emerging multicultural work experiences world-wide. The Clash of Economic Cultures: Japanese Bankers in the City of London reflects on contemporary discussions in sociology, anthropology and cultural studies of individual global movement and cultural interaction. While there are some studies on Japanese multinational companies in Europe, they have typically assumed stereotyped differences in management systems and work cultures. This book, however, breaks the mold by looking at the culture and individuals' subjective views about their working lives and also their own worldviews; this perspective illuminates the difficulties in working relationships between Japanese and Europeans. Junko Sakai reveals, through 100 transcribed interviews, the influence of power relationships on people of different groups in terms of gender, class, and ethnicity. The Clash of Economic Cultures shows uneven transformation of economic and cultural hegemony between East and West. This book gives voice to Japanese men and women whose voices are rarely heard, and to the British who have worked for non-Westerners in the West. It is also a significant and timely analysis of the increasing influence of non-Western companies in London. It will be of great interest to cultural anthropologists, business historians, sociologists and scholars in Japanese and Asian studies, as well as those involved in international finance and management. Junko Sakai lectures on British society in the English literature department at Ferris University in Yokohama, Japan and teaches English at Rikkyo University in Tokyo. "...Offers a rare and welcome insight into the inner lives and psychology of Japanese bankers....Sakai delivers a rather unique anthropological interpretation of human narratives and life stories, displaying a rich tapestry of interwoven discourses that are accentuated by æus' and æthem' remarks....The book is a fascinating read, and the subject is one of considerable practical and theoretical significance."--Tomoko Hamada
Categories: Business & Economics

Researching Life Stories and Family Histories

Researching Life Stories and Family Histories

paid to interviewing techniques and the long time perspective implicit within the
life history. Topics covered include: ... approaches to analysis. While these
extracts will give many details about William, a brief 'potted biography' of his life
will be ...

Author: Robert L. Miller

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761960911

Category: Social Science

Page: 172

View: 218

`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;
Categories: Social Science

Virtue in Media

Virtue in Media

Life. Story. Interview. INTRODUCTION This is an interview about the story of your
life. As a social scientist, I am interested in hearing your story, including parts of
the past as you remember them and the future as you imagine it. The story is ...

Author: Patrick Lee Plaisance

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134596218

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 234

View: 912

This work establishes a contemporary profile of virtue in professional media practice. Author Patrick Lee Plaisance examines the experiences, perspectives, moral stances, and demographic data of two dozen professional exemplars in journalism and public relations. Plaisance conducted extensive personal "life story" interviews and collected survey data to assess the exemplars’ personality traits, ethical ideologies, moral reasoning skills and perceived workplace climate. The chosen professionals span the geographic United States, and include Pulitzer Prize winners and trendsetting PR corporate executives, ranging from rising stars to established veterans. Their thoughts, opinions, and experiences provide readers with an insider’s perspective on the thought process of decision makers in media. The unique observations in this volume will be stimulating reading for practitioners, researchers, and students in journalism and public relations. Virtue in Media establishes a key benchmark, and sets an agenda for future research into the moral psychology of media professionals.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Oral History in Southeast Asia

Oral History in Southeast Asia

ORAL HISTORY METHODOLOGY The Life History Approach Daniel Chew Oral
history as a methodology and research ... Interview structures can be identified to
be of two types , the focused topical interview , and the life story approach which
 ...

Author: Patricia Pui Huen Lim

Publisher: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

ISBN: 9812300279

Category: History

Page: 172

View: 313

Oral History is a means of recording the past, through interviews. There has been much oral history activity in Southeast Asia since the 1960s at both the institutional and individual levels. This volume contains a range of papers dealing with the theoretical, methodological and practical issues in oral history and the unique problems of their application in the Southeast Asian context. The authors include both academics and practitioners who bring with them a wealth of expertise and experience in anthropology, history, sociology, publishing and archives administration.
Categories: History