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Recording oral history : a practical guide for social scientists

Author: Valerie Raleigh Yow
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1994.
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With extensive examples from both historical and social science literature, this book is a practical guide to methods of recording oral history. The author provides suggestions on a range of techniques from developing a written interview guide and using tape recorders to asking probing questions during in-depth interviews and editing transcriptions. She also covers the ethical and legal issues involved in conducting  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Einführung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Yow, Valerie Raleigh.
Recording oral history.
Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, ©1994
(OCoLC)607802632
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Valerie Raleigh Yow
ISBN: 0803955782 9780803955783 0803955790 9780803955790
OCLC Number: 29314871
Description: xi, 284 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: ch. 1. Introduction to the in-depth interview --
ch. 2. Preparation for the interviewing project --
ch. 3. Interviewing techniques --
ch. 4. Legalities and ethics --
ch. 5. Interpersonal relations in the interview --
ch. 6. Varieties of oral history projects: community studies --
ch. 7. Varieties of oral history projects: biography --
ch. 8. Varieties of oral history projects: family research --
ch. 9. Conclusion of the project.
Responsibility: Valerie Raleigh Yow.
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With extensive examples from both historical and social science literature, this book is a practical guide to methods of recording oral history. The author provides suggestions on a range of techniques from developing a written interview guide and using tape recorders to asking probing questions during in-depth interviews and editing transcriptions. She also covers the ethical and legal issues involved in conducting life-history interviews and elaborates on three different types of oral history projects: community studies, biographies and family histories. --From the publisher.

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