The current paper provides a researcher's account of the life-story method used in a study which aimed to identify patterns of the self-renewal process among women school principals in mid-career. The subjects of this study were 25 elementary school women principals aged between 43 and 52 in Israel. The paper outlines the practical aspects of the life-story method and contributes to our understanding of the consecutive pragmatic ways to implement a life-story method aimed to explore and develop a typology of a yet unknown phenomenon. Further, the ethical implications of doing life-story interview are discussed and presented.
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Oplatka, I. (2001). Building a Typology of Self-Renewal: Reflection Upon-Life Story Research. The Qualitative Report, 6(4), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2001.1993