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Researching defended subjects with the free association narrative interviewing method

Hollway, Wendy and Jefferson, Tony (2009). Researching defended subjects with the free association narrative interviewing method. In: Cook, Harold J.; Bhattacharya, Sanjoy and Hardy, Anne eds. History of the social determinants of health: Global histories, contemporary debates. Hyderabad: Orient Black Swan, pp. 296–315.

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Abstract

In this paper, we illustrate several key differences between our approach to interpreting accounts of research subjects and those of other qualitative researchers. In particular, we work with a theoretical premise of a defended, rather than unitary, rational subject. The methodological implications that we discuss here are two-fold: this subject can best be interpreted holistically; and central to this interpretative process are the free associations that interviewees make.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 81-250-3508-7, 978-81-250-3508-4
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Psychology in the Social Sciences
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Citizenship, Identities and Governance (CCIG)
Item ID: 15409
Depositing User: Wendy Hollway
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2009 14:08
Last Modified: 23 Oct 2012 21:37
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/15409
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