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The life story interview / Robert Atkinson

Atkinson, Robert.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBook; Format: print Series: Qualitative research methods ; vol. 44.Publisher: Thousand Oaks, California : Sage, 1998Description: 97p.ISBN: 0-7619-0428-x.Subject(s): Interviewing | Research methods | Sociology | Narrative
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

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.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Part 1 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 2 Planning The Interview
  • The Potential Benefits of Sharing a Life Story
  • Basic Interview Guidelines
  • The Morals of the Story
  • Part 3 Doing The Interview
  • Getting the Information You Want
  • Questions To Ask
  • Part 4 Interpreting The Interview
  • Transcription
  • Interpretation
  • Part 5 Conclusion

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