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Why we interview now-reflexivity and perspective in a longitudinal study

McLeod, Julie 2003, Why we interview now-reflexivity and perspective in a longitudinal study, International journal of social research methodology, vol. 6, no. 3, pp. 201-211, doi: 10.1080/1364557032000091806.

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Title Why we interview now-reflexivity and perspective in a longitudinal study
Author(s) McLeod, Julie
Journal name International journal of social research methodology
Volume number 6
Issue number 3
Start page 201
End page 211
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge Group)
Place of publication London, Eng.
Publication date 2003-07
ISSN 1364-5579
1464-5300
Keyword(s) subjectivity
ethnology
research methods
Summary This paper discusses a longitudinal, interview-based study of Australian secondary school students that explores the interaction between school ethos and forms of subjectivity. The study was designed to enable prospective and retrospective understandings of identity over time. It is suggested that this methodology encourages a reflexive self-positioning for both participants and researchers and, in the accumulation of an archive of perspectives, responds to poststructuralist critiques of contingency and construction in research interviews. Second, it is argued that the richness of longitudinal research invites more than one kind of analysis, and that working with and across conventionally divergent theoretical approaches can be fruitful. This is discussed with reference to Bourdieu's account of social field and habitus, and Hollway and Jefferson's notion of the 'defended subject'.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/1364557032000091806
Field of Research 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2003, Taylor & Francis Ltd
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30002092

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Scientific and Developmental Studies in Education
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