Monday, October 09, 2006

The Cavensham project

Oral History Databases
The Project's interview collection was constructed to serve as a source of data on topics central to gender (our quantitative sources were often deficient). It is an indexed and cross-referenced collection of 89 interviews. These interviews were conducted in the early 1980s and from 1995 to 1998 with residents of the Caversham area who had been born between 1894 and 1922. Subjects including housing, health, transport, sexuality and shopping were canvassed. The interviews were transcribed and then entered into QSR NUD*IST, a type of textbase software, which allows all mentions of any specified subject or combinations of words to be immediately viewed.

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