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The Life Story Interview


Volume: 44

February 1998 | 104 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
First-person narratives are a fundamental tool at the disposal of the qualitative researcher. This volume provides specific suggestions and guidelines for preparing for and carrying out a life story interview.
 
PART ONE: CONTEXTS AND USES OF LIFE STORIES
 
Stories in Context
 
The Life Story in Disciplinary Context
 
What a Life Story Is
 
The Classic Functions of Stories
 
The Research Uses of Life Stories
 
Generating Data from a Life Story
 
The Art and Science of Life Story Interviewing
 
PART TWO: PLANNING THE INTERVIEW
 
The Potential Benefits of Sharing a Life Story
 
Basic Interview Guidelines
 
The Morals of the Story
 
PART THREE: DOING THE INTERVIEW
 
Getting the Information You Want
 
Questions To Ask
 
PART FOUR: INTERPRETING THE INTERVIEW
 
Transcription
 
Interpretation
 
PART FIVE: CONCLUSION

Very valuable text for students undertaking the life story approach. Essential reading.

Dr Anne Mills
other, Bournemouth University
October 22, 2013

It's a succinct, yet mostly thorough, overview of the life history interview. This thrifty blue book even manages to fit an example edited interview near the end of the text. I have used it on a number of occasions for introductory anthropology courses.

Mr Patrick Knight
Anthropology Dept, University of Illinois - Chicago
July 29, 2013

Life story and narrative are Becoming more. Widely used. Methods -this. Is. A. Good. Text for. Helping. Students. Understand. The. Methos

Dr Linda Barlow-Meade
Faculty of Health, Social Work & Educ, Northumbria University
January 15, 2013

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