Biographical Research

This is a book based upon a formidably wide-ranging bibliography together with his own, by no means insignificant, contributions to the fieldâe¦[the]âe¦reader will be left in no doubt as to the central importance of biographical ...

Author: Brian Roberts

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025750394

Category: Social Science

Page: 212

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"Roberts is certainly successful in conveying a sense of the rich diversity of biographical research. This is a book based upon a formidably wide-ranging bibliography together with his own, by no means insignificant, contributions to the fieldâe¦[the]âe¦reader will be left in no doubt as to the central importance of biographical research and of its legitimate position within the social sciences" - David Morgan, Emeritus Professor of Sociology, Manchester University (former President, British Sociological Association), Auto/Biography, a BSA Study Group journal, 2002. "Brian Robertsâe(tm) book is a highly accessible introduction to biographical methodâe¦The author deftly and confidently addresses the available work in a variety of disciplines ranging from education through oral history, feminism to memoryâe¦ I warmly recommend this book to any historian interested in biography and what its study can tell them about what they doâe(tm). - Alun Munslow, Professor of History, Staffordshire University (Editor, Rethinking History), Rethinking History, 7:3, pp. 451-5, October, 2003 * What is biographical research? * Why has it attracted so much interest? * How can biographical research be carried out? Biographical Research reflects a rapid expansion of interest in the study of lives taking place within the social sciences. Life story, oral history, narrative, autobiography, biography and other approaches are being used more and more to explore how individuals interpret experiences and social relationships. This book examines the methodological and theoretical developments associated with research on lives in sociology, oral history, ethnography, biography, and narrative analysis. The author includes numerous examples of biographical research from his own work and other studies, and addresses important areas such as the collection and interpretation of materials, uses of biographical research, oral and written accounts, the interview relationship, the construction of the story, memory, audience, and the researcher's own biography. In conclusion it draws out common themes and emerging concerns. Biographical Research is a comprehensive guide to major issues in the study of lives for students and researchers in the social sciences and related fields.

Biographical Research Methods

The collection is organized around eight themes: the classical statements dominated by the pre-war American `'Chicago School' of sociology; the neo-classical statements of the first wave of renewed interest in the 1970s; interviewing, ...

Author: Robert Lee Miller

Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited

ISBN: UCSC:32106018094224

Category: Science

Page: 1648

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The life history or biographical research method was popular in the early decades of the twentieth century and, after a period of eclipse caused by the rise of quantitative methods, is enjoying a resurgence of interest. This burgeoning of interest is enough that we can now speak of a biographical `turn' as the social sciences These four volumes present the first established collection of the biographical method literature and brings together the many diverse strands. The set will serve to set the canon for this re-established research area. The collection is organized around eight themes: the classical statements dominated by the pre-war American `'Chicago School' of sociology; the neo-classical statements of the first wave of renewed interest in the 1970s; interviewing, including reflexivity, recall and narrative structures; analysis and the principles of selection in generating stories for narrative biographical interviews; biographical concepts such as life courses and generations; transitions and social trauma; biography and social policy; and controversies in biographical research.

Chatterton a Biographical Study

Reviewed in this light , I have found much in the old materials capable of being
turned to new account ; and to these research in various directions has enabled
me to make some few additions . For access to the Chatterton MSS . still
preserved ...

Author: Sir Daniel Wilson

Publisher: London : Macmillan

ISBN: OXFORD:300080649

Category: Poets, English

Page: 328

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Bishop Asbury A Biographical Study for Christian Workers with a Portrait

For I knew him not in his life , and must therefore , not only look back to his death
( now sixty - four years passed ) , but almost fifty years beyond that . ” But I have
this advantage which quaint old Walton had not , that the subject of my biography
 ...

Author: Rev. Frederick W. Briggs

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ISBN: OXFORD:600018247

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Biographical Studies

quarter past twelve , and goes on till he has exhausted argument , illustration ,
ingenuity , and research . To hardly any man have both the impulses of the
political orator been given in so great a measure : the didactic orator is usually
felicitous ...

Author: Walter Bagehot

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ISBN: UOM:39015058484513

Category: Great Britain

Page: 398

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Biographical Studies

Bryant has truly said that Cooper's failings were of that kind which are obvious to
all the world . They were the failings of a strong , original , active mind , conscious
of its powers , patient of observation and research , but accustomed , from early ...

Author: George Washington Greene

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ISBN: BL:A0018658186

Category: Artists

Page: 233

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SAGE Biographical Research

The central concern of this collection is to assemble articles (from sociology, social psychology, education, health, criminology, social gerontology, epidemiology, management and organizational research) that illustrate the full range of ...

Author: John Goodwin

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446275924

Category: Social Science

Page: 1520

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Biographical research may take a range of forms and may vary in its application and approach but has the unified and coherent aim to give 'voice' to individuals. The central concern of this collection is to assemble articles (from sociology, social psychology, education, health, criminology, social gerontology, epidemiology, management and organizational research) that illustrate the full range of debates, methods and techniques that can be combined under the heading 'biographical research'. Volume One: Biographical Research: Starting Points, Debates and Approaches explores the different biographical methods currently used while locating these within the history of social science methods. Volume Two: Biographical Interviews, Oral Histories and Life Narratives focuses on the more established, interview-based, biographical research methods and considers the analytical strategies used for interview-based biographical research Volume Three: Forms of Life Writing: Letters, Diaries and Auto/Biography considers the value of 'data' contained within letters, diaries and auto/biography and illustrates how this data has been analyzed to reveal biographies and their social context. Volume Four: Other Documents of Life: Photographs, Cyber Documents and Ephemera focuses on the 'other' human documents and objects, like photographs, cyber-documents (emails, blogs, social networking sites, webpages) and other ephemera (such as official documents) that are used extensively in biographical research.

Biographical studies ed by R H Hutton

He had a great faculty of research , but his matter is everywhere of the same sort .
It is the same imperturbable homely sense upon finance in his Budgets , upon the
Egyptology of Baron Bunsen in his Ancient Astronomy . Sir George Lewis ' s ...

Author: Walter Bagehot

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ISBN: OXFORD:600014391

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Genealogical and Biographical Research

This volume describes National Archives Microfilm Publications related to subjects of Genealogical research of the copyright date of 1996.

Author: United States. National Archives and Records Service

Publisher: National Archives Trust Fund Board

ISBN: UCSC:32106009165496

Category: Documents on microfilm

Page: 77

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This volume describes National Archives Microfilm Publications related to subjects of Genealogical research of the copyright date of 1996.

Social Causation and Biographical Research

This book extends debates in the field of biographical research, arguing that
causal explanations are not at odds with biographical research and that
biographical research is in fact a valuable tool for explaining why things in social
and ...

Author: Giorgos Tsiolis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000260731

Category: Social Science

Page: 120

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This book extends debates in the field of biographical research, arguing that causal explanations are not at odds with biographical research and that biographical research is in fact a valuable tool for explaining why things in social and personal lives are one way and not another. Bringing reconstructive biographical research into dialogue with critical realism, it explains how and why relational social ontology can become a unique theoretical ground for tapping emergent mechanisms and latent meaning structures. Through an account of the reasons for which reductionist epistemologies, rational action models and covering law explanations are not appropriate for biographical research, the authors develop the philosophical idea of singular causation as a means by which biographical researchers are able to forge causal hypotheses for the occurrence of events and offer guidance on the application of this methodological principle to concrete, empirical examples. As such, this volume will appeal to scholars across the social sciences with interests in biographical research and social research methods.

Around of seniors memories The biographical research on the educational paths of European seniors

The research framework of the GEM project was realized by using the
biographical method. All partners of the project were involved in the
implementation of research. It was therefore possible to collect biographies from
six European countries ...

Author: Aleksandra Marcinkiewicz

Publisher: Aleksander Kobylarek

ISBN: 9788362618149

Category: Gerontology

Page: 119

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Using Biographical Methods in Social Research

11 On Being a Biographical Researcher [C]ontinually work out and revise your
views of the problems of history, the problems of biography, ... We remind you of
differences of purpose and approach within the biographical research community
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Author: Barbara Merrill

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446246610

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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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.

Biographical Research in Eastern Europe

Biographical Research in Eastern Europe is the only edited volume that brings the work of many of the most advanced and active biographical researchers working on Eastern Europe together in one volume.The book is organized into four parts.

Author: Robin Humphrey

Publisher: Gower Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754616576

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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The transition from socialism experienced by the countries of Eastern and Central Europe during the last decade has been recognised as a profound historical watershed. It is only now, however, that the meanings and dimensions of 'post-socialism' are becoming apparent. The use of the 'biographical perspective' in research provides a unique avenue for studying these changes. Biographical Research in Eastern Europe is the only edited volume that brings the work of many of the most advanced and active biographical researchers working on Eastern Europe together in one volume.The book is organized into four parts. 'The Potential of Biographical Research,' explores the methodological issues. Arguments for the appropriateness of the biographical approach as a humanistic perspective are put forward and emphasis is laid on its fruitfulness for research into everyday lives and for the study of identity construction with particular reference to transition. 'Communists, Informers and Dissidents,' deals with the structural features of Soviet regimes, with a particular focus on the problematic divisions between public and private spheres of life. 'The Impact of Social Change,' demonstrates the value of the biographical approach as an instrument for the study of social and cultural change. 'Exile, Migration and Ethnicity,' centres on the problem of constructing and maintaining ethnic identities under repression; a context that can be seen as disturbing life-trajectories and framing the life story.Covering a wide range of 'post-socialist' countries, the chapters are unified by a common research perspective and an informative introduction that identifies common themes across the selections.

Biographical Research

It was not so much the concrete biographical analysis that made this work so influential for subsequent interpretative sociology and biographical research, but rather the two authors' general methodological comments

Author: Gabriele Rosenthal

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1190215070

Category:

Page: 17

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Abstract: It is now more than twenty years since I first came across biographical research in connection with my doctoral thesis. It was a time when this approach was beginning to re-establish itself after half a century, in German sociology in particular but also at the international level. Sociological biographical research began in the 1920s, in association with the migration study The Polish Peasant in Europe and America by William Isaac Thomas and Florian Znaniecki (1918-20; 1958) at the University of Chicago. Even then, empirical work was already concentrating on the single case study. Alongside documentary analysis on the migration process, this voluminous work contains only one biography of a Polish migrant, commissioned by the researchers. It was not so much the concrete biographical analysis that made this work so influential for subsequent interpretative sociology and biographical research, but rather the two authors' general methodological comments

British Sport Biographical studies of British sportsmen sportswomen and animals

A Few Notes on Sources for Biographical Studies Biographical studies of famous
athletes , trainers , coaches , officials , administrators , punters , journalists ,
famous dogs and horses in respect of their sporting careers have proved popular
 ...

Author: Richard William Cox

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0714652520

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 176

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Volume three of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference works, in a classified order to meet the needs of the sports historian.

Biography

started its Center for Biographical Research in the 1970s; La Trobe University in
Melbourne, which founded a program in the ... La Trobe University established its
Unit for Studies in Biography and Autobiography in 1996 as part of the English ...

Author: Nigel Hamilton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674038226

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 360

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For what purpose and for whom has biographical pursuit endured, and how does it play such a contested, popular role in contemporary Western culture, from biopics to blogs, memoirs to docudramas? Award-winning biographer Hamilton addresses these questions in an incisive and vivid narrative that will appeal to students of human nature and self-representation across the arts and sciences.

Biographical Studies

The study of the French Revolution cannot yet be a history of the past , for the
French still walk per ignes suppositos , and the Revolution is still some way from
being fully accomplished . It was the disputes between the Roman and the ...

Author: John Morley

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X000514116

Category: Biography

Page: 435

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Biography and Education

Introduction The guiding feature of biographical research is that it attempts to suit
its method to its purpose. We may say that biographical research has both
general and specific purposes. The general purpose is to provide greater insight
than ...

Author: Michael Erben

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135711214

Category: Education

Page: 256

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Over recent years biographical studies have gained an increasingly important place in academic study. The two are inextricably linked. Education uses biography in teaching, and in biography, education features strongly as a formative stage in personal development. This book elaborates on the analytical work that has drawn attention to biography and education, and seeks to expand the understanding of lives in educational contexts. Mainstream sociology has been quick to embrace this treatment of individuals as biographical appearances, but it is even more relevant in the field of education.