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Description - Researching Life Stories and Family Histories by Robert Lee Miller

A guide to the methods and issues involved in carrying out biographical, life history or family history research. Robert Miller demonstrates that biographical research is a distinctive way of conceptualizing social activity. He covers the three main approaches to biographical and family history: realist - focused around grounded-theory techniques of interviewing; neo-positivist - more structured interview techniques; and narrative - with emphasis on the active construction of life stories through the interplay between interviewer and interviewee. This introduction to the field integrates American and European traditions and provides exercises.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780761960911
ISBN-10: 0761960910
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 29-Sep-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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