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Title: Remembering research: memory and methodology in the social sciences
Authors: Keightley, Emily
Keywords: Memory studies
Everyday life
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: © Taylor & Francis
Citation: KEIGHTLEY, E., 2010. Remembering research: memory and methodology in the social sciences. International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 13 (1), pp. 55 - 70.
Abstract: This article examines the conceptualisation and use of memory in the social sciences, both as a methodological tool and as an object of research. The article situates memory as a vast potential resource for the social sciences in the exploration of relations between public and private life, agency and power, and the past, present and future. It goes on to recognise that the methodological issues surrounding the use of memory have, with few exceptions, rarely received sustained attention. The article argues for, and moves towards, developing a coherent account of the variety of practical techniques of using memory in data collection and analysis, and their appropriate use within a clear epistemological framework which distinguishes itself from conventional historiography and it’s criteria of validity. It is argued that without this attention to method, memory will remain on the margins of social science research.
Description: This article is closed access.
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1080/13645570802605440
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/14998
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13645570802605440
ISSN: 1364-5579
Appears in Collections:Closed Access (Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies)

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