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To understand ordinary family lives in the 21st century, the BBC followed a group of British children from birth. Thirteen years later, the families of these children have changed. Divorce, hormones, and family deaths are now a part of life.
Professor Bruce K. Friesen discusses participant observation research. He uses his own research project on 1980s heavy metal subculture as a demonstration.
Archivist Laura Mitchison describes oral history interviewing and conducts an interview for the Centerprise history project. She discusses using open-ended questions and semi-structured interviews, as well as issues of subjectivity, influence, and memory.
Researchers explain the British Social Attitudes Survey, its history and its goals. Every year, a cohort of interviewers asks the British public for their attitudes and impressions on a wide variety of subjects. The project has been ongoing for more than 30 years.