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Getting Extreme Poverty Narrated: Methodological Challenges of Interviewing Older Persons
Örebro universitet, Institutionen för humaniora, utbildnings- och samhällsvetenskap.ORCID-id: 0000-0001-6601-6222
2021 (Engelska)Ingår i: International Journal of Qualitative Methods, E-ISSN 1609-4069, Vol. 20, s. 1-11, artikel-id 16094069211016716Artikel i tidskrift (Refereegranskat) Published
Abstract [en]

Interviewing different groups involves different challenges and opportunities. Older persons living in extreme poverty are among those who warrant special methodological considerations. Building on the experiences of life-history interviews with extreme poor older persons in Bangladesh, this article contributes with a methodological reflection on the interview process from the start to the end. The article highlights the key practical, emotional, and ethical concerns that impact the interview process. Adopting an activist approach, it asserts that offering additional power and (or) agency to poor and vulnerable participants yields more benefit to research. The article challenges the traditional consent-seeking process as it remains short of protecting the participants fully. Period of silence appears to be crucial in interviews for which a researcher should devise schemes on how to manage and analyze silence as a non-textual interview content. The paper stresses on the need to frame plans and protocols for the researchers themselves as they can be exposed to mental, physical, or social harm. It recommends reformulation of the idea of accountability toward the research participants in relation to incentivisation, dissemination and reporting back to the community. Understanding all such nuances and careful dealing of micro-ethical aspects are crucial to succeed in an interview. The article can be particularly beneficial for early-stage researchers who conduct interviews with people living in extreme poverty, as it makes them more aware and prepared to deal with the possible challenges inherent in different stages of the interview process.

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Sage Publications, 2021. Vol. 20, s. 1-11, artikel-id 16094069211016716
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qualitative research, research ethics, interviews, extreme poverty, older persons, Bangladesh
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Statsvetenskap
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URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-91915DOI: 10.1177/16094069211016716ISI: 000755745700001Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-85106012964OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-91915DiVA, id: diva2:1556716
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EU, Horisont 2020, 754285Tillgänglig från: 2021-05-24 Skapad: 2021-05-24 Senast uppdaterad: 2024-01-17Bibliografiskt granskad
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1. Living Longer, Living Harder: Ageing in Extreme Poverty in Bangladesh
Öppna denna publikation i ny flik eller fönster >>Living Longer, Living Harder: Ageing in Extreme Poverty in Bangladesh
2022 (Engelska)Doktorsavhandling, sammanläggning (Övrigt vetenskapligt)
Abstract [en]

The overall aim of this dissertation is to understand the lived experience of age-ing in extreme poverty in developing countries, in this case Bangladesh, a country that hosts a large number of extreme poor and ageing population. By focusing on the role of the family, the most neglected pillar of welfare, this dissertation sheds new light on the microprocesses of welfare politics. By doing so, it unravels the complexity and precariousness that characterises the lived experiences of the older persons, and the relational embeddedness of ageing in extreme poverty, which often makes bargaining, under conditions of scarce resources, an essential process.

This dissertation seeks to make contribution at the empirical, theoretical, and methodological levels. Empirically, it explores processes of generational transfer of disadvantages that create the conditions leading to the experience of extreme poor late life. Theoretically it helps us reconceptualise extreme poverty as ‘agency poverty’ associated with ageing. By adopting a life course approach, the dissertation advances our understanding of ageing and extreme poverty being inspired by postmodern and postcolonial in-sights, thus highlighting the importance of othering and agency erosion mechanisms. The dissertation also formulates the concept of ‘relational security’, arguing that the older persons’ search for wellbeing and security primarily revolves around their relations. The level of ‘relational security’ is therefore a crucial marker of wellbeing and security during the late life. Lastly, methodologically, and relying on an activist approach, the dissertation challenges some of the conventional ways of doing research. It emphasises the need both to duly recognise the power and agency of the vulnerable research participants and to facilitate a space to exercise their power and agency. It also advocates for researchers to be more mindful about their accountability to the research participants.

The dissertation discusses the policy implications of the findings and highlights that poverty policies and interventions should be concerned about ‘agency poverty’ and add provisions that contribute towards restoring older persons’ agency by, for example, empowering them politically. Policymakers also need to be aware that individuals’ different levels of relational embeddedness play a critical role in deter-mining the outcome of policy interventions tackling extreme poverty in old age.

Ort, förlag, år, upplaga, sidor
Örebro: Örebro University, 2022. s. 86
Serie
Örebro Studies in Political Science, ISSN 1650-1632 ; 45
Nyckelord
Ageing, Agency, Extreme Poverty, Generational Bargain, Life History Interviews, Othering, Postcolonial, Qualitative, Social Policy, Welfare Regimes
Nationell ämneskategori
Statsvetenskap (exklusive studier av offentlig förvaltning och globaliseringsstudier)
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urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-102119 (URN)9789175294780 (ISBN)
Disputation
2022-12-19, Örebro universitet, Forumhuset, Hörsal F, Fakultetsgatan 1, Örebro, 13:15 (Engelska)
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Tillgänglig från: 2022-11-08 Skapad: 2022-11-08 Senast uppdaterad: 2022-12-15Bibliografiskt granskad

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