Skip to content

Older people’s perspectives on dignity: the benefits and challenges of a qualitative longitudinal approach to researching experiences of later life

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Standard

Older people’s perspectives on dignity : the benefits and challenges of a qualitative longitudinal approach to researching experiences of later life. / Lloyd, Liz; Calnan, Michael; Cameron, Ailsa; Seymour, Jane; Smith, Randall; White, Kate.

In: International Journal of Social Research Methodology, Vol. 20, No. 6, 02.11.2017, p. 647-658.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Harvard

APA

Vancouver

Author

Lloyd, Liz ; Calnan, Michael ; Cameron, Ailsa ; Seymour, Jane ; Smith, Randall ; White, Kate. / Older people’s perspectives on dignity : the benefits and challenges of a qualitative longitudinal approach to researching experiences of later life. In: International Journal of Social Research Methodology. 2017 ; Vol. 20, No. 6. pp. 647-658.

Bibtex

@article{53a59c690eb24c8daa9a233046fb153c,
title = "Older people’s perspectives on dignity: the benefits and challenges of a qualitative longitudinal approach to researching experiences of later life",
abstract = "This article discusses findings from a qualitative longitudinal study of dignity in later life, which focused on the perspectives of older people at a time when their need for help and support was increasing as a result of long-term illness. It reflects critically on the methodology for its ability to generate knowledge about this eventful and unstable period of the life-course. It is argued that a longitudinal qualitative approach provides the optimum conditions for researching older people’s perspectives on their health and illness as well as on their experiences of being helped and supported. It sheds light on the changes they faced in their relationships, their home environments and their daily lives as well as how they dealt with these changes while maintaining their dignity.",
keywords = "ageing, change, continuity, lifecourse, perseverance, precariousness, Qualitative longitudinal methods",
author = "Liz Lloyd and Michael Calnan and Ailsa Cameron and Jane Seymour and Randall Smith and Kate White",
year = "2017",
month = "11",
day = "2",
doi = "10.1080/13645579.2016.1275369",
language = "English",
volume = "20",
pages = "647--658",
journal = "International Journal of Social Research Methodology",
issn = "1364-5579",
publisher = "Taylor & Francis Group",
number = "6",

}

RIS - suitable for import to EndNote

TY - JOUR

T1 - Older people’s perspectives on dignity

T2 - the benefits and challenges of a qualitative longitudinal approach to researching experiences of later life

AU - Lloyd, Liz

AU - Calnan, Michael

AU - Cameron, Ailsa

AU - Seymour, Jane

AU - Smith, Randall

AU - White, Kate

PY - 2017/11/2

Y1 - 2017/11/2

N2 - This article discusses findings from a qualitative longitudinal study of dignity in later life, which focused on the perspectives of older people at a time when their need for help and support was increasing as a result of long-term illness. It reflects critically on the methodology for its ability to generate knowledge about this eventful and unstable period of the life-course. It is argued that a longitudinal qualitative approach provides the optimum conditions for researching older people’s perspectives on their health and illness as well as on their experiences of being helped and supported. It sheds light on the changes they faced in their relationships, their home environments and their daily lives as well as how they dealt with these changes while maintaining their dignity.

AB - This article discusses findings from a qualitative longitudinal study of dignity in later life, which focused on the perspectives of older people at a time when their need for help and support was increasing as a result of long-term illness. It reflects critically on the methodology for its ability to generate knowledge about this eventful and unstable period of the life-course. It is argued that a longitudinal qualitative approach provides the optimum conditions for researching older people’s perspectives on their health and illness as well as on their experiences of being helped and supported. It sheds light on the changes they faced in their relationships, their home environments and their daily lives as well as how they dealt with these changes while maintaining their dignity.

KW - ageing

KW - change

KW - continuity

KW - lifecourse

KW - perseverance

KW - precariousness

KW - Qualitative longitudinal methods

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85009783267&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1080/13645579.2016.1275369

DO - 10.1080/13645579.2016.1275369

M3 - Article

VL - 20

SP - 647

EP - 658

JO - International Journal of Social Research Methodology

JF - International Journal of Social Research Methodology

SN - 1364-5579

IS - 6

ER -