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ISBN: 9780335208203
Division: Open University Press
Pub Date: SEP-02

Edition: 01
Format: Paperback
Availability: In Stock

 

Researching Ageing And Later Life

Anne Jamieson, Christina Victor
(Birkbeck College, London, St George's Medical School, London)

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About the book

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.