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978-0-7591-0143-2 • Hardback • July 2001 • $131.00 • (£101.00)
978-0-7591-0144-9 • Paperback • July 2001 • $51.00 • (£39.00)
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Andra L. Coles and J. Gary Knowles are both educational researchers at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.
Chapter 1 Preface
Chapter 2 Beginnings: Reseraching the Professor: Thomas
Chapter 3 Exploring Method
Chapter 4 What is Life History Research
Chapter 5 Principles Guiding Life History Researching
Chapter 6 Beginning a Life History Research Project
Chapter 7 Doing Life History Research
Chapter 8 Preparing to Make Sense of Gathered Life History Information
Chapter 9 Making Sense of and Representing Lives-in-Context
Chapter 10 Experiencing Method
Chapter 11 Lessons from Nurses' Lives
Chapter 12 Responsibilities to Community: Relationality and Mutality with Home-educating Families
Chapter 13 Research as Relationship
Chapter 14 Fidelity and Ethical Ideals
Chapter 15 Telling Inside Stories: The Paradox of Researcher Privilege
Chapter 16 Going Deep: Intersecting of Self as Researcher and Researched
Chapter 17 A Life History as Artistic Interpretation
Chapter 18 Reflections on Our Stories: Women in Cardiac Rehabilitation
Chapter 19 Researching First Nations' Educators through Presence, Collaboration, and Advocacy
Chapter 20 Compelled to Honor Privacy: Reflections from Researching in a Nursing Home
Chapter 21 Insights and Inspiration from an Artist's Work: Envisioning and Portraying Lives in Context
Chapter 22 Re-reading Anne: Using Images in an Artful Inquiry
Chapter 23 Moments in Time
Chapter 24 Endings: Writing the Professor, Thomas
Chapter 25 References
Chapter 26 Index
Chapter 27 About the Authors
This book offers a sincere and 'in-depth' concern for the life story and the person ostensibly behind it. It's very well-written with intriguing and compelling interludes from other researchers' work. I'm sure it will be picked up, used, and cited by those interested in life history research....
— Jaber Gubrium, University of Missouri
A thoughtful, well-crafted, carefully nuanced book; a good example of the sixth moment in qualitative research.....
— Norman Denzin
In the all-important relationships between researcher and subject, several principles are key: relationality, mutuality, empathy, sensitivity, and respect. The process of preparing for and 'doing' LHR [life history research] is described & salient issuesinvolved at different stages of the project are addressed. This book is deemed ideal as both a resource for teaching beginning qualitative researchers and as a reference guide for established ones....
This book will be beneficial for novice and experienced researchers interested in using oral history methods....Nurse researchers with an interest in life history work would find this a valuable read, as would nurse educators looking for a text for students on how to do life history research. Lives in Context: The Art of Life History Research provides a thorough discussion of the life history research method, highlighting the importance of the individual in creating broader understandings of experience...
— Danielle Cooke
Lives in Context has achived its objective of gracefully portraying the need to protect the fragility of other people's confidence throughout the process of academic research and representation.....