Review: Barbara Merril & Linden West (2009). Using Biographical Methods in Social Research

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  • Additional Information
    • Publication Date:
      2012
    • Collection:
      SSOAR - Social Science Open Access Repository
    • Abstract:
      Die Wiederkehr des Subjekts in den Sozialwissenschaften reflektiert zugleich ein gewachsenes Interesse an wissenschaftlichen Untersuchungen zu Subjektivität: zu den Möglichkeiten, die Individuen haben, Lebenssinn zu finden in den strukturellen (Zwischen-) Räumen der Gesellschaft.MERRIL und WEST verstehen ihr Buch als Referenzpunkt für die Nutzung biografischer Methoden in der zeitgenössischen Forschung, für die Beschäftigung mit deren Ursprung in sozialwissenschaftlichen Studien und für die Auseinandersetzungen mit methodologischen und ethischen Implikationen eines solchen Forschungsansatzes. Meine Besprechung beschäftigt sich mit dem Nutzen des Buches (u.a. dem didaktischen und interdisziplinären Charakter des Bandes, den Inhalten selbst) und versucht von hier aus dessen Beitrag für die Lehre (insbesondere im Bereich biografischer Forschungsmethoden) zu eruieren. ; The return of the subject in the social sciences reflects growing interest in the study of subjectivity. This refers to opportunities for individuals to make meaning of their lives within the institutions of society. MERRIL and WEST’s text serves as a reference for using biographical methods, as well as a reflection on the methodological and ethical issues inherent in doing this type of research. This review examines the relationship between the book's content and its formal characteristics (didactic style, writing style and its interdisciplinary nature). This review also focuses on the advantages that this textbook may offer if used in qualitative research courses in general and, specifically, in courses dealing with biographical research methods. ; El regreso del sujeto en las ciencias sociales remarca la tendencia hacia el estudio de la subjetividad en el entramado micro/macro de las sociedades, esto es, las oportunidades encontradas por los individuos en los intersticios estructurales para dotar de significado su vida. En aras de ofrecer una referencia del uso de los métodos biográficos en investigaciones actuales, así como una revisión de sus orígenes en las ciencias sociales y algunos problemas metodológicos y éticos, MERRIL y WEST ofrecen este libro de texto. Esta reseña enfatiza la discusión sobre las cualidades del tipo de texto (su carácter didáctico, la implicación del autor, la interdisciplinariedad) para vincularlas con su contenido y, de esta forma, realizar un balance de sus ventajas para utilizarse dentro de un programa de estudios.
    • Online Access:

      http://www.ssoar.info/ssoar/handle/document/28996

      http://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1201104

    • Rights:
      Creative Commons - Namensnennung ; Creative Commons - Attribution ; f
    • Accession Number:
      edsbas.5A20D330
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      GARCIA DIAZ, V. Review: Barbara Merril & Linden West (2009). Using Biographical Methods in Social Research. [s. l.], 2012. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.5A20D330. Acesso em: 21 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Garcia Diaz V. Review: Barbara Merril & Linden West (2009). Using Biographical Methods in Social Research. 2012. Accessed September 21, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.5A20D330
    • APA:
      Garcia Diaz, V. (2012). Review: Barbara Merril & Linden West (2009). Using Biographical Methods in Social Research.
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      Garcia Diaz, Vanessa. 2012. “Review: Barbara Merril & Linden West (2009). Using Biographical Methods in Social Research.” http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.5A20D330.
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      Garcia Diaz, V. (2012) ‘Review: Barbara Merril & Linden West (2009). Using Biographical Methods in Social Research’. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.5A20D330 (Accessed: 21 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Garcia Diaz, V 2012, ‘Review: Barbara Merril & Linden West (2009). Using Biographical Methods in Social Research’, viewed 21 September 2020, .
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      Garcia Diaz, Vanessa. Review: Barbara Merril & Linden West (2009). Using Biographical Methods in Social Research. 2012. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.5A20D330.
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      Garcia Diaz, Vanessa. “Review: Barbara Merril & Linden West (2009). Using Biographical Methods in Social Research,” 2012. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.5A20D330.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Garcia Diaz V. Review: Barbara Merril & Linden West (2009). Using Biographical Methods in Social Research. 2012 [cited 2020 Sep 21]; Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&scope=site&db=edsbas&AN=edsbas.5A20D330