Conference Report: Analyzing Recorded Interviews: Making Sense of Oral History


  • Irina Roncaglia Sybil Elgar School, National Autistic Society



approaches, researcher-researched, ethics, authorship, interpretation


In this article the author reviews the one day Conference held in London at the British Library which provided an opportunity to discuss different ways of analysing and making sense of transcribed interviews using various approaches. These approaches have been discussed in order to assist researchers during the process of identi­fication of themes, through comparisons, analysis, and the drawing of conclusions. The debates which emerged included ways of analysing oral history data through participative approaches discussing issues around often sensitive topics. The report outlines the issues covered giving a critical summary of the event, which has helped to expose newcomers to oral history. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0401200


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Author Biography

Irina Roncaglia, Sybil Elgar School, National Autistic Society

Irina RONCAGLIA is an Assistant Psychologist at Sybil Elgar School (National Autistic Society), where she works with young adults with challenging behaviour. She has published in Psych-Talk (Student Member for The British Psychological Society, 2002, 2003). RONCAGLIA currently is researching the Impact of Ballet Dancers through a Life Course approach with the University of London, Birkbeck, after having retired from a professional dancing career. Her interests are in the arts, philosophy, and of course dance.




How to Cite

Roncaglia, I. (2004). Conference Report: Analyzing Recorded Interviews: Making Sense of Oral History. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 5(1).