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Researching the lifecourse: Critical reflections from the social sciences

Nancy Worth and Irene Hardill

Abstract

Lifecourse research is undertaken by researchers from across the social sciences, often working in a multi-disciplinary context, using the lifecourse as an underpinning concept and/or a method of study. In this book we represent the diversity of lifecourse methodologies employed in the social sciences; as well as having a concern for epistemology—how different knowledge claims are connected to our research practices. Moreover the contributors in this edited book also emphasise how different theoretical frameworks/positionality affects the research process, and there is a recurring theme and di ... More

Keywords: lifecourse, methodology, epistemology, transitions, generation, age, mobilities, space, time

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9781447317524
Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.1332/policypress/9781447317524.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nancy Worth, editor
McMaster University, Canada

Irene Hardill, editor
Northumbria University, UK