Improving the Transparency of the Life History Method Data Analysis Process in Qualitative Biographical Research

  • Mare Sadam Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Larissa Jõgi Tallinn University, Estonia
  • Ivor Frederick Goodson University of Brighton, United Kingdom
Keywords: life history method, qualitative biographical research, empirical data analysis process, transparency, portrayal method

Abstract

The transparency of the data analysis process is one of the main criteria for the empirical reliability of qualitative biographical research based on the life history method (LHM). The aim of the paper is to examine the transparency of the data analysis process used in published scientific papers based on LHM. The results show that the data analysis process is not fully transparent. Two kinds of analysis process were mainly used in research with LHM: categorical content analysis and portrayal.

Author Biographies

Mare Sadam, Tallinn University, Estonia

School of Educational Sciences, Tallinn University, Estonia

Larissa Jõgi, Tallinn University, Estonia

School of Educational Sciences, Tallinn University, Estonia

Ivor Frederick Goodson, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Education Research Centre, University of Brighton, United Kingdom

Published
2019-10-18
How to Cite
Sadam, M., Jõgi, L., & Goodson, I. F. (2019). Improving the Transparency of the Life History Method Data Analysis Process in Qualitative Biographical Research. Pedagogy, 134(2), 5-24. https://doi.org/10.15823/p.2019.134.1
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