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Editorial Seeking the authentic voice of older people in ageing research

Editorial Seeking the authentic voice of older people in ageing research Editorial Sion Williams This special edition of Quality in Ageing draws together a number of papers that indicate the important contribution of researchers in the field of ageing in giving older people a voice in the development of research, practice and policy. In this edition of the Journal there are two main themes that emerge from the selected papers. First, there are a range of methodologies and approaches employed to uncover aspects of ageing and life with longterm conditions. Such approaches indicate the health and innovative diversity of current social gerontology practice and the possibilities of ‘opening up’ rather than ‘closing down’ what Somers (1994) described as the ‘conceptual narrative’ of social research. The papers involve case study work, a narrative approach, the development of constructivist grounded theory, the use of secondary analysis and a report that utilises a reflexive account. Second, the papers address a wide range of issues that reflect the diverse experiences of ageing and seek to uncover aspects of what Somers (1994) termed ‘ontological’, ‘public’ and ‘masternarratives’. outlines an account of the social world using a narrative lens that considers the inter-relationship between the person’s own ‘inner world’ (ontological narrativity), the social context and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quality in Ageing and Older Adults Pier Professional

Editorial Seeking the authentic voice of older people in ageing research

Quality in Ageing and Older Adults , Volume 8 (2) – Jun 1, 2007

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1471-7794
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Editorial Sion Williams This special edition of Quality in Ageing draws together a number of papers that indicate the important contribution of researchers in the field of ageing in giving older people a voice in the development of research, practice and policy. In this edition of the Journal there are two main themes that emerge from the selected papers. First, there are a range of methodologies and approaches employed to uncover aspects of ageing and life with longterm conditions. Such approaches indicate the health and innovative diversity of current social gerontology practice and the possibilities of ‘opening up’ rather than ‘closing down’ what Somers (1994) described as the ‘conceptual narrative’ of social research. The papers involve case study work, a narrative approach, the development of constructivist grounded theory, the use of secondary analysis and a report that utilises a reflexive account. Second, the papers address a wide range of issues that reflect the diverse experiences of ageing and seek to uncover aspects of what Somers (1994) termed ‘ontological’, ‘public’ and ‘masternarratives’. outlines an account of the social world using a narrative lens that considers the inter-relationship between the person’s own ‘inner world’ (ontological narrativity), the social context and

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Published: Jun 1, 2007

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