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Oral History in Social Work
Research, Assessment, and Intervention


Volume: 69

October 1995 | 153 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This is an excellent guide to conducting oral history research. Ruth Martin defines oral history and introduces readers to its basic principles and methodologies. She then provides step-by-step guidelines for using oral histories in various settings with diverse populations. The text is illustrated with examples of oral histories including those of ethnic and racial minorities, new immigrants and elderly women.
 
PART ONE: ORAL HISTORY IN PRACTICE AND RESEARCH
 
Valuing the Subjective Experience
Oral History as Qualitative Research

 
 
Using Theoretical Perspectives for Oral History Research in Social Work and Social Work Education
 
Making a Bridge
Moving from Social Work Practice Knowledge and Skill to Oral History Research Skill

 
 
Generating and Recording Oral Histories
Process and Method

 
 
Analyzing and Interpreting Data and Writing Up the Project
 
PART TWO: EXAMPLES OF ORAL HISTORY RESEARCH
 
Black Family Adaptation, Survival, and Growth Strategies
An Oral History Project

 
 
The Realities of Soviet Jewish Migration
Illustrated through Slava's Narratives

 
 
Recapturing the Purpose of Settlements through Oral History
 
Oral History Methodology to Examine Issues of Adolescent Mothers
 
Understanding Communities
The Pliny Street Block Association

 
 
Concluding Remarks
Incorporating Oral History in Social Work Research

 

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