This book explores the diversity of methodological approaches to researching ageing, considering which methodological paradigm best captures the phenomenon. Interdisciplinary in scope, it brings together research from scholars from Austria, Canada, France, Hong Kong, Israel, Poland, UK and USA to uncover the conditions under which qualitative and quantitative approaches to research on ageing can best be reconciled and rendered complementary. Presenting international reflection on methods for studying old age from a variety of research backgrounds, Researching Ageing showcases the latest research in the field and will appeal to scholars across the social sciences, including sociology, demography, psychology, economics and geography, with interests in gerontology, ageing and later life.

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ByMaria Łuszczyńska
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part Part I|83 pages

Peculiarity of research on ageing in the context of other research areas

chapter 1|14 pages

Older adults – terra incognita?*

ByZbigniew Woźniak
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chapter 2|12 pages

Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches to ageing and gerontology

ByAngus McMurtry, Jenny Sasser
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chapter 3|15 pages

Self-report measures of ageism in the workplace

A scoping review
ByMartine Lagacé, Najat Firzly, Alura Zhang
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chapter 4|11 pages

Investigate population ageing using national transfer accounts

New economic age profiles for Canada and France
ByMarcel Mérette, Julien Navaux
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chapter 6|18 pages

The ethics of research on old age

ByMaria Łuszczyńska
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part Part II|88 pages

Research approaches to ageing

chapter 7|9 pages

Co-design the ingenuity of ageing

A cultural model of ageing through design thinking
ByYanki Lee
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chapter 8|10 pages

The life course perspective in social gerontology

ByBarbara Szatur-Jaworska
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chapter 9|14 pages

Considerations when using longitudinal statistical models to study ageing

ByAnnie Robitaille, Graciela Muniz Terrera
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chapter 10|12 pages

Quantitative and qualitative interviews in older people research

Specificity and usability of the research tool 1
ByPiotr Czekanowski
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chapter 12|15 pages

Age(ing) and things – methodological perspectives

ByCarolin Kollewe
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part Part III|78 pages

Implementation as the main purpose of ageing research

chapter 14|13 pages

Current challenges in ageing population health intervention research

Illustration with the case of the SoBeezy program
ByLinda Cambon, François Alla, Karine Pérès
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chapter 15|13 pages

Supporting empowerment of elderly persons with multiple chronic conditions

Evidence for sustainable practice improvement
ByElise Verot, Alexandra Lelia Dima
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chapter 16|8 pages

Promotion of physical activity among older adults

Is social marketing an effective method?
ByLuc Goethals, Nathalie Barth, David Hupin, Frederic Roche, Karine Gallopel-Morvan, Bienvenu Bongue
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chapter 17|14 pages

Preserving autonomy and quality of life of the elderly

The contribution of French gerontopoles
ByNathalie Barth, Clara Pizzolo, Solène Dorier, Régis Gonthier, Thomas Célarier
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chapter 18|14 pages

Measuring caregivers’ perceived work-based stress in nursing homes for the elderly – a concept considering residents suffering from dementia

ByDaniela Wetzelhütter, Katrin Hasengruber, Renate Kränzl-Nagl, Tina Ortner
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part Part IV|63 pages

Older adults as the source of knowledge

chapter 20|9 pages

Older people as peer researchers in ageing research

Nuisance or necessity?
ByKe Chen, Justin Chun Ting Cheung, Joy Juan Wang, Vivian Wei Qun Lou
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chapter 21|18 pages

Including participants who cannot communicate in research on ageing?

ByLinda J. Garcia, Louise Bélanger-Hardy
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chapter 22|8 pages

Exploring the life experiences of less-educated rural older adults

Challenges and the possible solution – life story interviews
ByShirly HZ Chen, Vivian Wei Qun Lou
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chapter 23|14 pages

Senior-oriented empirical research in nursing homes for the elderly

Experiences from Austria
ByRenate Kränzl-Nagl, Daniela Wetzelhütter
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chapter 24|8 pages

A critical reflection on Photovoice applied in exploring the lived experience and needs of male caregivers

ByFrances Lu Yang, Vivian Wei Qun Lou, Carman Ka-Man To
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chapter 25|4 pages


Ageing research on highways and byways of methodology
ByMaria Łuszczyńska
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