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Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS), The Open University
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Type of institution
Research on Ageing and related topics is grouped under the Centre for Ageing and Biographical Studies (CABS), which has been established since 1995 as a centre for gerontology and biographical research. Since then CABS members have undertaken a wide range of research, using methodologies ranging from discourse analysis to large-scale national surveys.
The core aims of CABS include:
A commitment to ethical research
A mission to develop appropriate methodologies
A search to develop links between theory, research, policy and practice
CABS research aims to be centred in the experience and aspirations of older people. This includes involving older people in various ways as research partners and advisors.
Main research areas
Methodology - especially biographical methods, participative methods, secondary analysis and oral history
Place and space
Images of later life
End of life care
Regulation of care
Ageism and age discrimination
Basic natural sciences,Medical/Clinical Sciences/Nursing,Social/Behavioral,Economics,Demography
Dr Rebecca L. Jones
Faculty of Health & Social Care
The Open University
+44 (0)1908 654211 e