Making Identity Talk. On Qualitative Methods in a Longitudinal Study

Wolfgang Kraus


This article reports on the theoretical questions and methodological means in a 10 year research project titled "Identity development, work careers and social networks". Our project, which has proposed the concept of a patchwork-identity, has realized a longitudinal study with qualitative methods. The article discusses the methodological choices and their benefits and costs.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0002154


identity; qualitative methods; narrative; longitudinal study; social construction; coherence


Copyright (c) 2000 Wolfgang Kraus

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