'Another long and involved story': narrative themes in the marginalia of the 'Poverty in the UK' survey

Phoenix, Ann, Boddy, Janet, Edwards, Rosalind and Elliott, Heather (2017) 'Another long and involved story': narrative themes in the marginalia of the 'Poverty in the UK' survey. In: Edwards, Rosalind, Goodwin, John, O'Connor, Henrietta and Phoenix, Ann (eds.) Working with paradata, marginalia and fieldnotes: the centrality of by-products of social research. Social and Political Science 2017 . Edward Elgar, Cheltenham, UK, pp. 61-76. ISBN 9781784715243

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Phoenix, Boddy, Edwards and Elliott use historical material to explore the importance of marginalia drawing on Townsend’s renowned Poverty in the UK Study 1967/8 (PinUK). Rather than focusing on the extensive data collected by Townsend’s team in the original survey research Phoenix et al. explore the detailed handwritten notes on the paper questionnaires. The authors use 69 annotated questionnaires from the original study to develop a typology of marginalia. This consists of seven different categories that enabled them to analyse the comments made by the interviewers as amplifications, justifications and explanations of codes and evaluations of responses made by participants. They then use narrative analysis to reveal much about the research process and the ways in which the field interviewers positioned themselves in relation to their interviewees in the marginalia and as a way of making sense of research encounters.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Subjects: L Education
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Depositing User: Deeptima Massey
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2018 13:10
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2021 16:43
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/74286

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