Qualitative Gerontology: A Contemporary Perspective, Second Edition

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Graham D. Rowles, PhD, Dr. Nancy E. Schoenberg, PhD
Springer Publishing Company, Sep 24, 2001 - Social Science - 304 pages
The authors provide a contemporary perspective on the status of qualitative research in gerontology. The second edition examines recent trends in the application of qualitative methodologies and the emergence of new qualitative techniques such as focus groups, studies of personal histories, and the use of photography. Chapters include discussions of critical and feminist perspectives, practice issues, ethical issues, and the contribution of qualitative research to the progress of science.

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Graham D. Rowles, PhD, is Professor of Gerontology and was founding director of the Graduate Center for Gerontology at the University of Kentucky, with joint appointments in Nursing, Behavioral Science, Geography and Health Behavior. His publications include "Prisoners of Space" and five co-edited volumes, "Aging and Milieu: Environmental Perspectives on Growing Old, Qualitative Gerontology, Long-Term Care for the Rural Elderly, Qualitative Gerontology: A Contemporary Perspective, " and "Home and Identity in Late Life, "along with more than 60 book chapters and articles. He is a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education. He serves on the editorial boards of the "Journal of Applied Gerontology" and the "Journal of Housing for the Elderly". Dr. Rowles is President of the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.

Nancy E. Schoenberg, PhD, received a PhD from the University of Florida in Medical Anthropology. She is the Marion Pearsall Endowed Associate Professor in the College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science, Anthropology, and Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky. She is also an Associate with the Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, the Department of Communication, and the Center for Health Services Management and Research.

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