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Researching Life Stories

Author : Dan Goodley
ISBN : 0415306884
Genre : Education
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Researching Life Stories critically and pragmatically reflects upon the use of life stories in social and educational research. Using four life stories as examples, the authors apply four different, practical approaches to demonstrate effective research and analysis. As well as examining in detail the four life stories around which the book is written, areas covered include: * Method and methodology in life story research * Analysis * Reflections on analyses * Craft and ethics in researching life * Policy, practice and theory in life story research. Throughout the book the authors demystify the issues surrounding life story research and demonstrate the significance of this approach to understanding individual and social worlds. This unique approach to life story research will be a valuable resource for all social science and education researchers at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Using Biographical Methods In Social Research

Author : Barbara Merrill
ISBN : 9781412929585
Genre : Social Science
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Using Biographical Methods in Social Research provides an informative, comprehensive, accessible and practical guide to the nature and use of biographical methods, combining a consideration of theoretical issues with practical guidance as well as reflections on the personal experience of doing research. Barbara Merrill and Linden West consider important questions about who and what research is for and what makes it valid, alongside the practical business of interviewing, transcribing, analyzing and writing up of biographical data. The authors draw on their sociological and psychological orientations to provide a truly interdisciplinary approach to the subject, and provide numerous examples of biographical research across the social sciences. This book will equip students with all the skills necessary to undertake biographical research as well as to fully understand what they are doing and the assumptions they make about the nature of truth, knowledge, story telling and being human. It will be useful for students and researchers using biographical methods in a range of disciplines, including sociology, social policy, social psychology, health care and education.

Disability And Social Theory

Author : D. Goodley
ISBN : 9781137023001
Genre : Social Science
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This comprehensive, interdisciplinary collection, examines disability from a theoretical perspective, challenging views of disability that dominate mainstream thinking. Throughout, social theories of disability intersect with ideas associated with sex/gender, race/ethnicity, class and nation.

Researching Life Stories And Family Histories

Author : Robert Lee Miller
ISBN : 9781446235577
Genre : Social Science
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`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; - Neo-positivist - more structured interview techniques; - Narrative - with emphasis on the active construction of life stories through the interplay between interviewer and interviewee. An invaluable introduction to the field, which contains much that will be of interest to the experienced practitioner, the book will be ideal for researchers in sociology, psychology, political science, social policy or anthropology.

Oral History

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105133502190
Genre : Oral history
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Methods Of Life Course Research

Author : Janet Z. Giele
ISBN : 9781506320441
Genre : Social Science
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What are the most effective methods for doing life-course research? In this volume, the field's founders and leaders answer this question, giving readers tips on: the art and method of the appropriate research design; the collection of life-history data; and the search for meaningful patterns to be found in the results.

American Book Publishing Record

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ISBN : UOM:39015066043194
Genre : American literature
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Power In The Academy

Author : Jerome Satterthwaite
ISBN : 1858564476
Genre : Education
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Since the publication in 2003 of the first in the acclaimed "Discourse, Power, Resistance" series, "DPR" has offered a sustained critique of educational and academic theory and practice in the UK, the US and, increasingly, elsewhere. This seventh volume is written by renowned academics concerned to sustain that critique and to affirm the true - and lasting - values of the academy, and how these values are maintained.Terry Eagleton leads this exploration of how power operates in the academy with the argument that power is itself no bad thing, and Slavojiek maintains that the people always have power and should be roused to use it. But Cameron McCarthy follows with a hard disconcerting look at power and culture in the academy, Chris Langley points to the corrosive effect on UK universities of military contracts, and Sechaba Mahlomaholo extends this analysis to the South African scene, showing that it is not only money that corrodes the contemporary academy: personal forces are also at work. Sarah Ahmed draws this discussion together in her analysis of the cultural politics of power in the strange world of personal relationships.Contributors from the Caribbean, the USA, China and the UK discuss the impact of power on research. These four chapters show power - both overt and covert, internal and external to the universities - at work to determine what research may be done, what methodology used and what constraints and protocols observed. The analysis is forbidding. But this book is not about submission. The message, culminating in Pat Sikes' celebratory account of auto/biography as a valid research method, remains positive throughout. It may seem that power in the academy is vested in agencies whose programmes have little to do with the free advancement of learning, yet the book shows clearly how good educational and good research practice can thrive and maintain the best traditions of the academy, come what may.The chapters include: Loving Power Terry Eagleton (UK); In 1968, Structures Walked the Streets - will they do it again? Slavojiek (Slovenia) Culture, Power and the Academy Cameron McCarthy (USA); Commercialised Universities: the influence of the Military Chris Langley (UK) Academic; Envy in a Post Apartheid Higher Education Institution Sechaba Mahlomaholo (S Africa); Affect Aliens: Happiness as a Cultural Politics Sara Ahmed (UK); Enabling research: whose voice gets heard? Ann Phoenix (UK); Degrees of Freedom: The Internet, the Academy and Digital Rights Michael Peters (USA); Resisting the Unethical in Formalised Ethics: Perspectives and Experiences Ansgar Allen (UK), Karin Anderson (USA), Laurette Bristol (Trinidad and Tobago), Yvonne Downs (UK), Daniel O'Neill (UK), Nicky Watts (UK) and Qi Wu (China); and, the Study of Teachers' Lives and Careers: An auto/biographical life history of the genre Pat Sikes (UK).

Disability The Politics Of Education

Author : Susan Lynn Gabel
ISBN : UOM:39015077665076
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Disability and the Politics of Education: An International Reader is a rich resource that deals comprehensively with the many aspects of the complex topic of disability studies in education. For nearly two decades, global attention has been given to education as a human right through global initiatives such as Education for All (EFA) and the Salamanca Statement. Yet according to UNESCO, reaching the goals of EFA remains one of the most daunting challenges facing the global community. Today, millions of the world's disabled children cannot obtain a basic childhood education, particularly in countries with limited resources. Even in the wealthiest countries, many disabled children and youth are educationally segregated from the nondisabled, particularly if they are labeled with significant cognitive impairment. International agencies such as the United Nations and the World Bank have generated funds for educational development but, unfortunately, these funds are administered with the assumption that «west is best, thereby urging developing countries to mimic educational policies in the United States and the United Kingdom in order to prove their aid-worthiness. This «McDonaldization of education reproduces the labeling, resource allocation, and social dynamics long criticized in disability studies. The authors in this volume explore these subjects and other complexities of disability and the politics of education. In doing so, they demonstrate the importance and usefulness of international perspectives and comparative approaches.

Research And Gender

Author : Liz Jones
ISBN : UOM:39015070704096
Genre : Education
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This fascinating book illustrates the complex relationship between gender and research. The authors use concrete examples and draw upon their own gendered experiences by including mini-case studies from research projects in areas such as childhood studies, health care and education.

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