Biographical Method and Its Use in the
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Biografski metod i njegova primena na polju migracionih studija
Biographical Method and Its Use in the Field of Migration Studies

Author(s): Dunja D. Poleti Ćosić
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Methodology and research technology
Published by: Sociološko naučno društvo Srbije
Keywords: Migration;Qualitative Method; Biographical Approach; Biographical Turn

Summary/Abstract: Even though the migration is a very important phenomenon incontemporary society, the theoretical and methodological backgrounds usedby scholars in examining this field are still in the process of consolidation. Inorder to contribute to the development of migration studies in Serbia, but alsomethodological discussions in general, the purpose of this paper is to shed somelight on the biographical method that is most often defined as qualitative researchapproach and has obtained great importunacy within migration studies. The paperfirst gives an overview of the development of methodology used in the explorationof migration, after which it focuses on the characteristics of biographical method.The benefits of usage of this approach are presented on the material collected byauthor of this paper during her research with economically active female emigrantsfrom Serbia, who lived in France and Germany.

  • Issue Year: 62/2020
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 24-41
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Serbian