ERIC Number: ED424150
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Listening to History: A Qualitative Research Study.
Chiang, Linda H.
This study used an oral history method to collect data from contemporary citizens who grew up in the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. The primary purpose of the study was to gather historical evidence from those eras and identify participants' life themes and values. A secondary purpose was to implement interdisciplinary collaboration among different departments of the university. The research process included: (1) identifying participants; (2) identifying artists; (3) seeking financial and professional support from different departments; (4) interviewing artists; (5) seeking permission from the participants; (6) arranging time and place for interviews; (7) interviewing participants; (8) transcribing interview tapes; (9) providing data for artists to illustrate participants' life stories; (10) analyzing their life themes; (11) organizing content; and (12) preparing information for presentation. The study intended to demonstrate qualitative research and interdisciplinary efforts to education majors enrolled in multicultural education classes. Issues concerning ethics of using participant's names and art work from the artists are also addressed. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid Western Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 15-18, 1997).