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Atkinson, Paul; Sampson, Cathy – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2019
We identify and discuss the phenomenon of narrative stability, in the context of current methodological literature on interviewing. It derives from two independent studies, undertaken fifteen years apart, of members of the same genetics research group who were interviewed by different researchers. The first ('Discovery') interviews were collected…
Descriptors: Interviews, Reliability, Genetics, Personal Narratives
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Smith, Robin James; Atkinson, Paul – International Journal of Social Research Methodology, 2016
In this article, we revisit Aaron Cicourel's classic text "Method and Measurement in Sociology." We consider the legacy and influence of the book in the context of the continued and urgent significance of such properly methodological inquiry. We examine, in particular, the ways in which Cicourel's concern with decisions of measurement --…
Descriptors: Sociology, Measurement, Evaluation Methods, Measurement Techniques