Lives in Context: The Art of Life History Research (Hardback)
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Lives in Context: The Art of Life History Research (Hardback)

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Hardback 272 Pages / Published: 30/07/2001
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The reflexive turn in qualitative research has transformed the process of doing life history research. No longer are research subjects examined through the lens of the all-knowing but supposedly invisible researcher. As Ardra Cole and Gary Knowles point out in this fresh introduction to conducting life history research, the process is now one of mutuality, empathy, sensitivity and caring. The authors carry the novice researcher through the steps of conducting life history research-from conceptualizing the project to the various means of presenting results-with an eye toward understanding the complex relationship between participant and researcher and how that shapes the project. In addition to examples from their own research, Cole and Knowles bring in the work of a dozen novice researchers who explain the challenges they faced in developing their own life history projects in a wide variety of settings. Well written, interesting, and pedagogically sound, Lives in Context is the ideal text for teaching life history research to students and an important reference for the bookshelf of all qualitative researchers.

Publisher: AltaMira Press,U.S.
ISBN: 9780759101432
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 233 x 155 x 22 mm


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This book offers a sincere and 'in-depth' concern for the life story and the person ostensibly behind it. It's very well-written with intriguing and compelling interludes from other researchers' work. I'm sure it will be picked up, used, and cited by those interested in life history research. -- Jaber Gubrium, (University of Florida)
A thoughtful, well-crafted, carefully nuanced book; a good example of the sixth moment in qualitative research. -- Norman Denzin, (University of Illinois)
In the all-important relationships between researcher and subject, several principles are key: relationality, mutuality, empathy, sensitivity, and respect. The process of preparing for and 'doing' LHR [life history research] is described & salient issuesinvolved at different stages of the project are addressed. This book is deemed ideal as both a resource for teaching beginning qualitative researchers and as a reference guide for established ones.... * Sociological Abstracts *
This book will be beneficial for novice and experienced researchers interested in using oral history methods....Nurse researchers with an interest in life history work would find this a valuable read, as would nurse educators looking for a text for students on how to do life history research. Lives in Context: The Art of Life History Research provides a thorough discussion of the life history research method, highlighting the importance of the individual in creating broader understandings of experience. -- Danielle Cooke, (University of Calgary) * Nursing History Review *
Lives in Context has achived its objective of gracefully portraying the need to protect the fragility of other people's confidence throughout the process of academic research and representation. * Canadian Review of Sociology and Anthropology *
Separating this book from others of the genre is the philosophy of research that guides Cole and Knowles. They advocate an approach that is open, respectful, and attuned to the place and role of the subject in the life history study. Beginning researchers, including those who are working the field of oral history, especially should read this book. Recommended for academic libraries that support graduate level research. -- J. J. Fox Jr., (Salem State College) * CHOICE *
In the all-important relationships between researcher and subject, several principles are key: relationality, mutuality, empathy, sensitivity, and respect. The process of preparing for and 'doing' LHR [life history research] is described & salient issues involved at different stages of the project are addressed. This book is deemed ideal as both a resource for teaching beginning qualitative researchers and as a reference guide for established ones. * Sociological Abstracts *

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