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Qualitative Gerontology

SKU# 9780826113351

A Contemporary Perspective, Second Edition


  • Graham D. Rowles PhD
  • Nancy E. Schoenberg PhD

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"The authors provide a contemporary perspective on the status of qualitative research in gerontology. The second edition examines recent trends in the application of qualitative methodologies and the emergence of new qualitative techniques such as focus groups, studies of personal histories, and the use of photography. Chapters include discussions of critical and feminist perspectives, practice issues, ethical issues, and the contribution of qualitative research to the progress of science."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date September 24, 2001
  • Page Count 304
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826113351
  • EISBN 9780826116697

Table of Contents 

    Part I: Introduction
  1. Back to the Future, Nancy E. Schoenberg and Graham D. Rowles

  2. Part II: Telling Stories
    Introduction, Hege Ravdal
  3. Guided Autobiography: In Search of Ordinary Wisdom, Gary M. Kenyon
  4. The Study of Lives in Progress: Approaches to Research on Life Stories, Johannes J.F. Schroots and James E. Birren

  5. Part III: Being There
    Introduction, Sharon R. Kaufman
  6. Ethnography of the Particular: The Individual Case and the Culture of Death in America, Sharon R. Kaufman
  7. Participant Observations of a Participant Observer, Juliet M. Corbin
  8. Online Ethnography: Studying Group Dynamics of a Virtual Community of Dementia Caregivers, Margaret A. Perkinson

  9. Part IV: "Let's Talk"
    Introduction, Nancy E. Schoenberg
  10. The Qualitative Interview With Older Informants: Some Key Questions, Robert L. Rubinsten
  11. The Active Subject in Qualitative Gerontology, Jaber F. Gubrium and James A. Holstein

  12. Part V: Hybrid Vigor
    Introduction, Nancy E. Schoenberg
  13. Counting and Recounting: Approaches to Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Data and Methods, Lisa Groger and Jane K. Straker
  14. Maximizing Methods: Interviewers as Informants, J. Kevin Eckert and Sheryl I. Zimmerman
  15. Seeking Diagnosis for a Cognitively Impaired Family Member: Evidence from Focus Groups, David L. Morgan

  16. Part VI: Looking and Seeing
    Introduction, Graham D. Rowles
  17. A Picture is Worth...:The Use of Photography in Gerontological Research, Dena Shenk and Ronald M. Schmid
  18. Seeing the Unseen: Literary Interpretation in Qualitative Gerontology, Maria D. Vesperi

  19. Part VII: Perspective
  20. Forward to the Past, Nancy E. Schoenberg and Graham D. Rowles

  21. Index