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- DescriptionOral history is a particularly useful way to capture ordinary people's lived experiences. This invative book introduces the full array of oral history research methods and invites students and qualitative researchers to try them out in their own work. Using choreography as an organizing metaphor, the author presents creative strategies for collecting, representing, analyzing, and interpreting oral history data. Instructive exercises and activities help readers develop specific skills, such as nparticipant observation, interviewing, and writing, with a special section on creating found data poems from interview transcripts. Also covered are uses of journals, court transcripts, and other documents; Internet resources, such as social networking sites; and photography and video. Emphasizing a social justice perspective, the book includes excerpts of oral histories from 9/11 and hurricane Katrina, among other detailed case examples. The book will be of interest to qualitative researchers and evaluators in education, psychology, sociology, management, nursing, social work, and communications. It will also serve as a supplemental text in graduate-level courses such as qualitative research, advanced qualitative research methods, field methods, interpretive/critical research, narrative research, and research methods/the dissertation.
- Author BiographyValerie J. Janesick, PhD, is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of South Florida, Tampa, where she teaches classes in qualitative research methods, curriculum theory and inquiry, foundations of curriculum, ethics, and educational leadership. Her text Stretching Exercises for Qualitative Researchers includes ways to integrate the arts in qualitative researchprojects. Dr. Janesick's writings have been published in Curriculum Inquiry, Qualitative Inquiry, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, and other major journals. Her chapters in the first andsecond editions of Handbook of Qualitative Research use dance andthe arts as a metaphor for understanding research, and her chapterin Handbook of the Arts in Qualitative Inquiry: Perspectives, Methodologies, Examples, and Issues addresses John Dewey and the arts andeducation. She is completing oral history interviews of female schoolsuperintendents as part of a larger project on women leaders and iscurrently taking classes in yoga and meditation. Her most prizedpossession is her British Library Reader's Card, in particular for herwork on an archival project on John Dewey's letters to internationaleducators and their subsequent influence.
- Author(s)Valerie J. Janesick
- PublisherGuilford Publications
- Date of Publication20/05/2010
- SubjectHistory: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGuilford Publications
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight398 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Format DetailsB-format paperback
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