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Youth Values
(1996-1999)
InventingAdulthoods
(1999-2001)
Sample Maintenance
(2001-2002)
Youth Transitions
(2002-2006)

Lifelines

 

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Lifeline Format

 

A key interest in the study was to explore how young people project themselves into the future through planning, aspiration and imagination. To this end, we constructed a research tool (introduced in the later part of the first interview) which invited interviewees to predict their situations in terms of home/housing, education, work, relationships, travel and values - in three years time and at the ages of 25 and 35. The arising discussion formed part of the interview and was recorded, transcribed and coded in the normal way: 104 young people completed lifelines. Young people remarked on the lifelines as being interesting, challenging and fun or 'making them think'. Some asked for copies of their lifelines.

 

 

Inventing Adulthoods

Year

1999

2000

2001

Tools

Questionnaire

Individual Interview 3

Individual Interview 4

Lifelines

NarrativeAnalysis

Case Profile Analysis

Individual Int. 2

Lifeline & Analysis

Narrative Analysis

Questionnaire

Focus G. & Analysis

NUD*IST Analysis

Memorybook Analysis

 

Memorybooks

 

Cross-Cut Analysis