ERIC Number: EJ937042
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 11
Welcome to Ruth's World: An Autoethnography Concerning the Interview of an Elderly Woman
Evans, Kevin D.
Qualitative Inquiry, v13 n2 p282-291 Mar 2007
This autoethnography deals with the reflexive nature of conducting ethnography with an elderly woman in an assisted living facility. As the interview progresses, the author, graduate student, and participant are united in a shared memory that transcends the research process. This tale is provided as a means to demonstrate the multilevel horizons that can surface through a shared memory and how that can influence the researcher. The hope is to move further out and also evoke within the reader a shared memory. This article also reveals some of the effects of catalytic validity directed at the researcher.
Descriptors: Older Adults, Memory, Researchers, Graduate Students, Ethnography, Interviews, Nursing Homes, Females, Research Methodology, Validity
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