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ERIC Number: ED408354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 28
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A Narrative Inquiry of the Sameness of and Difference between My Autobiographical and Biographical Research Methods on New Immigrant Women.
Li, Xin
The sameness of and difference between autobiographical and biographical research methods were studied in this exploration of the researcher's work with six recent female immigrants to Canada, herself and her mother included. The self-study of autobiography and the biographical study of the researcher's mother and four other subjects were similar in that both approaches required the researcher to take uncertainty as the norm in the process of data collection and interpretation. The approaches differ in that the autobiographical work is mainly internal and inward directed, while the biographical approach is more external. To work with a live protagonist makes it possible to develop an intersubjective text influenced by the relationship between the researcher and the subject of study. A biography becomes autobiographical in what it tells about its author. (Contains nine references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada