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© 2021, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.The study explored working-class women’s identities, choices and emotions in relation to higher education through the concept of internal conversation. First, an overview of the participants and universities is provided. Second, the life story approach taken to the research is discussed. Third, the semi-structured interview process is explained. Fourth, feminist interviewing principles and rapport are explored. Fifth, ethical issues are identified and addressed. Finally, the thematic data analysis (Braun & Clarke, Using thematic analysis in psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 3(2), 77–101, 2006), and the use of Archer’s (Structure, agency and internal conversation. Cambridge University Press, 2003) inner emotional dialogue to support this theorisation is summarised.

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Author(s): Shields S

Publication type: Book Chapter

Publication status: Published

Book Title: Working Class Female Students' Experiences of Higher Education : Identities, Choices and Emotion

Year: 2021

Pages: 31-41

Print publication date: 10/11/2021

Online publication date: 10/11/2021

Acceptance date: 02/04/2020

Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Gender and Education

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Place Published: Cham


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-88935-7_3

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ISBN: 9783030889340