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Recording Oral History

Recording Oral History
A Practical Guide for Social Scientists

296 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
With extensive examples from both historical and social science literature, this book is a practical guide to methods of recording oral history. The author provides suggestions on a range of techniques from developing a written interview guide and using tape recorders to asking probing questions during in-depth interviews and editing transcriptions. She also covers the ethical and legal issues involved in conducting life-history interviews and elaborates on three different types of oral history projects: community studies, biographies and family histories.
Introduction to the In-Depth Interview
Preparation for the Interviewing Project
Interviewing Techniques
Legalities and Ethics
Interpersonal Relations in the Interview
Varieties of Oral History Projects
Community Studies

Varieties of Oral History Projects

Varieties of Oral History Projects
Family Research

Conclusion of the Project

Valerie Raleigh Yow

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