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Oral History and Human Geography


George, K and Stratford, E, Oral History and Human Geography, Qualitative Research Methods in Human Geography, Oxford University Press, I Hay (ed), Ontario, Canada, pp. 189-202. ISBN 978-0-19-901090-5 (2016) [Revised Book Chapter]

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This chapter describes how oral history can be used in geographical research. After defining the meaning and scope of oral history as a term and a method of approach to qualitative research, we outline the aspects that distinguish it from other forms of interviewing. These features include establishing rapport, dealing with sensitive issues, understanding the ethics of interviewing, knowing how to ask questions, and appreciating the Importance of recorded sound quality.

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Item Type:Revised Book Chapter
Keywords:qualitative research methods, human geography, oral history
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Human geography
Research Field:Social geography
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Stratford, E (Professor Elaine Stratford)
ID Code:97740
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Geography and Environmental Studies
Deposited On:2015-01-12
Last Modified:2017-04-04
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