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Researching Ageing
Methodological Challenges and their Empirical Background

ISBN 9780367507572
Published June 15, 2020 by Routledge
368 Pages 18 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This book explores the diversity of methodological approaches to researching ageing, considering which methodological paradigm best captures the phenomenon. Interdisciplinary in scope, it brings together research from scholars from Austria, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Poland, UK and USA to uncover the conditions under which qualitative and quantitative approaches to research on ageing can best be reconciled and rendered complementary. Presenting international reflection on methods for studying old age from a variety of research backgrounds, Researching Ageing showcases the latest research in the field and will appeal to scholars across the social sciences, including sociology, demography, psychology, economics and geography, with interests in gerontology, ageing and later life.

Table of Contents

Introduction  Part 1: Peculiarity of Research on Ageing in The Context of Other Research Areas  1. Older Adults – Terra Incognita?  2. Interdisciplinary and Transdisciplinary Approaches to Ageing and Gerontology  3. Self-Report Measures of Ageism in The Workplace: A Scoping Review  4. Investigate Population Ageing Using National Transfer Accounts: New Economic Age Profiles for Canada and France  5. Protection of The Fundamental Rights of Older Adults – Methodological Perspective of Administrative and Legal Research  6. The Ethics of Research on Old Age  Part 2: Research Approaches to Ageing  7. Co-Design the Ingenuity of Ageing: A Cultural Model of Ageing Through Design Thinking  8. The Life Course Perspective in Social Gerontology  9. Considerations When Using Longitudinal Statistical Models to Study Ageing  10. Quantitative and Qualitative Interviews in Older People Research: Specificity and Usability of The Research Tool  11. Conducting Research on Ageing in The Space of Sensitive Issues – As Exemplified by Domestic Violence Against the Elderly  12. Age(Ing) And Things – Methodological Perspectives  13. The Solo Cross-National Researcher of Long-Term Care Systems for Older People  Part 3: Implementation as The Main Purpose of Ageing Research  14. Current Challenges in Ageing Population Health Intervention Research: Illustration with The Case of SoBeezy Program  15. Supporting Empowerment of Elderly Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions: Evidence for Sustainable Practice Improvement  16. Promotion of Physical Activity Among Older Adults: Is Social Marketing an Effective Method?  17. Preserving Autonomy and Quality of Life of The Elderly: The Contribution of French Gerontopoles  18. Measuring Caregivers’ Perceived Work-Based Stress in Nursing Homes for The Elderly – A Concept Considering Residents Suffering from Dementia  19. Application of The Five-Phase Model for Dyadic Analysis in Qualitative Research to Relationships Between Older Israeli Bereaved Mothers and Their Daughters-In-Law  Part 4: Older Adults as The Source of Knowledge  20. Older People as Peer Researchers in Ageing Research: Nuisance or Necessity?  21. Including Participants Who Cannot Communicate in Research on Ageing?  22. Exploring the Life Experiences of Less-Educated Rural Older Adults: Challenges and The Possible Solution—Life Story Interviews  23. Senior-Oriented Empirical Research in Nursing Homes for The Elderly: Experiences from Austria  24. A Critical Reflection on Photovoice Applied in Exploring the Lived Experience and Needs of Male Caregivers  25. Recapitulation: Ageing Research on Highways and Byways of Methodology

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Maria Luszczynska is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Social Work, the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow, Poland.