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Recruiting older women to talk about sex: some practical and theoretical reflection

Jones, Rebecca (2005). Recruiting older women to talk about sex: some practical and theoretical reflection. In: Holland, Caroline ed. Recruitment and sampling: qualitative research with older people. The representation of older people in ageing research series (5). London: Centre for Policy on Ageing, pp. 44–56.

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Abstract

This paper reflects on my experiences of recruiting older people to talk about sex. The research I discuss was a three year PhD study funded by the School of Health and Social Welfare at the Open University, entitled ‘Older women talking about sex: a discursive analysis’ (Jones, 2003). I report on some practical issues I encountered and discuss the results of the recruitment processes I used. In the first part of the paper I discuss at a more theoretical level some of the implications of asking older people to talk about sex, given the broader cultural resources about older people’s sexuality that are available in 21st-century Britain.

Item Type: Book Chapter
ISBN: 1-901097-95-1, 978-1-901097-95-5
Keywords: methodology; recruitment; sexuality; later life; sensitive topics
Academic Unit/Department: Health and Social Care > Health and Social Care
Health and Social Care
Item ID: 3127
Depositing User: Rebecca Jones
Date Deposited: 22 Jun 2006
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 19:49
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/3127
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