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Their Story/My Story/Our Story: Including The Researcher's Experience In Interview Research, Carolyn Ellis, L Berger Dec 2001

Their Story/My Story/Our Story: Including The Researcher's Experience In Interview Research, Carolyn Ellis, L Berger

Carolyn Ellis

Interviewing has become the window on the world of experience for both researchers and professionals. But as familiar as interviewing is now, its seemingly straightforward methodology raises more questions than ever. What is the interviewer’s image of those who are being interviewed? Who is the interviewer in the eyes of the respondent? From where do interviewers obtain questions and respondents get the answers that they communicate in interviews? How do the institutional auspices of interviewing shape interview data? Drawing upon leading experts from a wide range of disciplines to address these and related questions, The Handbook of Interviewing offers ...


Creating Criteria: An Ethnographic Short Story, Carolyn Ellis Dec 1999

Creating Criteria: An Ethnographic Short Story, Carolyn Ellis

Carolyn Ellis

In this work, the author introspects about the steps she takes when evaluating narrative ethnographies. Her story shows how she thinks about and reacts to alternative genres of writing. Optimally, she tries to feel and think with the story, moving back and forth as the two processes merge. She tries to immerse herself in the flow of the story, until she is unable to stop thinking about or feeling the experience. Along the way, she asks questions about what she has learned from the story, and she evaluates the writer’s literary strategies, ethical concerns, and the degree to which ...


Relationships As Stories: Accounts, Storied Lives, Evocative Narratives, Carolyn Ellis, A Bochner, L Tillman-Healy Dec 1999

Relationships As Stories: Accounts, Storied Lives, Evocative Narratives, Carolyn Ellis, A Bochner, L Tillman-Healy

Carolyn Ellis

This book offers new and compelling insights into the ways in which communication is central to the study of personal relationships. Specifically, this volume focuses on front-line cutting-edge theories and methods in the study of communication and personal relationships. The opening chapter of this volume plunges straight into investigating the question "What is a personal relationship?", the central issue facing personal relationship research. The answers offered in this volume highlight the role of communication as a means of expressing a relationship as well as it being the essential substance of the relationship. The authors in this volume focus on different ...