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Using biographical methods in social research

Author: Barbara Merrill; Linden West
Publisher: Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, 2009.
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Drawing on their sociological and psychological orientations, the authors provide an interdisciplinary approach to biographical research and offer numerous examples of it across the social sciences.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Merrill, Barbara.
Using biographical methods in social research.
Los Angeles ; London : SAGE, 2009
(OCoLC)616624642
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Merrill; Linden West
ISBN: 1412929598 9781412929592 141292958X 9781412929585
OCLC Number: 228577536
Description: xi, 211 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Setting the Scene Biographical Methods: an Introductory History Mapping the Contemporary Uses of Biographical Research Identifying Some Theoretical Issues Illustrating Good Practice: Case Studies Getting Started in Research Interviewing and Recording Experience Making Sense of Biography: Analysis Representing the Stories: Writing Up Is Biographical Research Valid and Ethical? On Being a Biographical Researcher
Responsibility: Barbara Merrill and Linden West.

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