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Researching Ageing And Later Life By Anne Jamieson

Researching Ageing And Later Life
by Anne Jamieson

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Addresses the methodological challenges entailed in studying the process of ageing and life course changes, as well as the experience of being old. This book focuses on the theory and practice of doing research, using a range of examples and case studies. It is for those wishing for an insight into the realities of doing research in this area.
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Researching Ageing And Later Life by Anne Jamieson

The changing demographic profiles of modern societies have led to a growing interest in understanding ageing and later life among those working within the social sciences and humanities. This edited volume addresses the methodological challenges entailed in studying the process of ageing and life course changes, as well as the experience of being old. The book focuses on the theory and practice of doing research, using a wide range of examples and case studies. The contributors, who are prominent researchers in the field, review the range of practices in the use of different methodologies and give in-depth examples, based on their own research experience. The book covers a variety of disciplines and methodologies, both quantitative and qualitative, and a diversity of sources, including fiction, photographs, as well as the traditional social science sources. Researching Ageing and Later Life will be essential reading for those wishing for an insight into the realities of doing research in this area.

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About Anne Jamieson


Anne Jamieson is Senior Lecturer in Gerontology at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Course Director for the programmes in gerontology, including an MSc in Life Course Development. She has published in the areas of comparative aspects of health and social policies, evaluation studies, and adult education.

Christina Victor is Professor of Social Gerontology at St. George's Hospital Medical School, University of London where she is responsible for the development of postgraduate courses and Course director for two MSc Courses (Health Sciences and Public Health). She has published widely in the social and health aspects of ageing.

Table of Contents


Introduction

Part 1: The who, what and how of social gerontology

Theory and practice in social gerontology
Strategies and methods in the study of ageing and later life

Part 2:Using existing sources

Using documentary material
Researching the past
Using existing research and statistical data
Secondary data analysis
Using the Mass Observation Archive
Using 'cultural products' in researching images of ageing

Part 3:Creating new data

Doing longitudinal research
Doing Life history research
Doing case study research in psychology
Doing diary based research
Doing evaluation of health and social care interventions

Part 4: The roles and responsibilities of the researcher

Researching ageing in different cultures
Ethical issues in researching later life
The role of older people in research
The use of gerontological research in policy and practice
References
Appendix: Web resources
Index.

Additional information

GOR005247116
Researching Ageing And Later Life by Anne Jamieson
Anne Jamieson
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
2002-09-01
288
0335208207
9780335208203
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