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Title: The self-interview: a new method in social science research
Authors: Keightley, Emily
Pickering, Michael
Allett, Nicola
Keywords: Memory studies
Interviewing
Qualitative
Everyday remembering
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: © Taylor and Francis
Citation: KEIGHTLEY, E., PICKERING, M. and ALLETT, N., 2012. The self-interview: a new method in social science research. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 15 (6), pp. 507 - 521.
Abstract: This article presents the new method of self-interviewing as an empirical tool specifically for use in memory studies research. The article traces some of the empirical limitations specific to the field of memory studies and reviews the existing tools used in this area. It particularly focuses on some of the limitations of qualitative interviewing, the memory work method and diary methods in generating data on the processes of vernacular remembering at the same time as making visible the meaning that remembering has for participants in their everyday lives. We propose the self-interview as a method which addresses some of these limitations. In elaborating the value of the self-interview, we draw extensively on fieldwork that we have conducted using this method. Although the self-interview does not divest memory studies of the need for a range of other methods, the self-interview is an important addition to its currently rather sparse methodological tool kit.
Description: This article is closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1080/13645579.2011.632155
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14995
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13645579.2011.632155
ISSN: 1364-5579
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Social Sciences)

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