V rámci Sage Research Methods Datasets publikoval Jakub Mlynář text Analysing Oral Histories: Social Roles and Narrative Self-Regulation in Holocaust Survivors’ Testimonies.
The oral history (OH) interview is a generally accepted method of obtaining verbal accounts of past events from eyewitnesses. Contemporary OH draws from several scientific disciplines and considers various philosophical and methodological issues. The original approach to OH as the “transparent” locus of information is no longer accepted, and researchers acknowledge that the interview unfolds in a specific time and place, and between particular people. Inevitably, OH interview is a speech exchange nested in situational and interactional context, with participants attempting (among other things) to collaboratively produce a comprehensible account of the past. One of the goals of the interview is to elicit storytelling, often for an imagined audience. Recordings of this specific type of interaction can be subjected to different kinds of analysis.