Researching Ageing: Methodological Opportunities in Gerontology
Tuesday 5th July, 15:45 - 17:15
Dr Rebekah Luff (National Centre for Research Methods, University of Southampton)
Research with older adults can pose a number of practical and ethical challenges. This session considers the methodological opportunities coexisting within three different areas of gerontology: research with older people from ethnic minority communities, including the use of social network maps; “shortitudinal” research tracking over time the care and experiences of those living and dying with dementia in care homes; examining patterns in missing data at end-of-life which could bias health and social care estimates in panel datasets. Points of clarification will be addressed after each presentation with substantive questions and discussion at the end of the session.