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Young people were given a more concrete
basis for setting the agenda in this interview in that those who had
completed a memorybook and remembered to bring it to the interview,
were encouraged to use this as the interview's basis. Certain themes
(Advice, Role Models, Tensions, Trust, Project of Self, Critical
Moments, Nationality) and topics (Education, Work, Leisure,
Relationships, Home Life and Family, Health, Birth/deaths, Trouble)
were pursued in discussion. In the absence of a memorybook, a more
in-depth topic guide was more heavily relied upon. Interviews (N=98)
took on average one hour and were recorded on audio cassette tapes.
Issues of consent, confidentiality and anonymity were reconfirmed at
the start and end of the interview. Fieldnotes and narrative analyses
were completed post-interview.