Life history. Study of biography and autobiography to understand events and features from an individuals life
Focus more on situated life between social and cultural environment 88 how the individual faced these.
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studying biography kal accounts, diaries, letters, photographs provide rich source of data for creating a life history.
Perspective of the person inside the culture. Enables researcher to make thick description of the context. Provide information on how. Study individual change in society. Also see how society changes. Point to other interesting areas. Better view in history.
Comments. J Dollard
Subject should be viewed that individual is member of a cultural group or community.
Behaviour of individuals must be viewed as socially relevant.
Continuous related character of experience from childhood to adulthood should be stressed
Social situation must be studied to understand social pressures, forces, participation exercise by the individual
should study socially relevant experiences, organisation of his thought cognition and future plans.