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Adapting Biographic Narrative for Young People.

Hesketh, RF (2014) Adapting Biographic Narrative for Young People. Sage.

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In 2010 as a pre-registered PhD student at the University of Chester, I began looking at possible qualitative methodological ways to study the subject of deviancy gang conformityand abstention, specifically why some disaffected youth, both male and female age 18-25years, living in two areas of Merseyside not only became involved in deviant youth groupsand anti-social behaviour but also desisted from the growing number of street gangs andyouth crime. Previous work from a methodological perspective has focused heavily on theface to face semi-structured interview. This study has attempted to break away from thatgolden strangle-hold by utilising a method developed by Tom Wengraf called Biographic Narrative Interpretive Method or BNIM. This case study highlights the author‟s attempts to combat specific methodological problems that were identified during the pilot study and attempts to provide the reader with an insightinto some of the difficulties and challenges the author encountered while employing anapproach that has, in the past, centred on much older adult participants in a health or nursingsetting. Moreover, the case catalogues some of the author‟s efforts to adapt BNIM so that it worked more effectively with young disadvantaged people

Item Type: Other
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Divisions: Law
Publisher: Sage
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2016 08:23
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2022 12:31
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/3793
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