Narrative Research

Reading, Analysis, and Interpretation Amia Lieblich, Rivka Tuval-Mashiach, Tamar Zilber ... SOME BASIC FEATURES OF CONDUCTING NARRATIVE STUDIES The use of narrative methodology results in unique and rich data that cannot be obtained ...

Author: Amia Lieblich

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761910435

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 187

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A concise volume aimed at researchers and academics in sociology, anthropology, psychology and interpersonal communication.

Narrative Research in Practice

In this chapter, we present three narratives about undertaking narrative research with music therapy clients or colleagues. In these narratives, we each reflect on the methodological and ethical challenges we encountered as we worked to ...

Author: Rachael Dwyer

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811015791

Category: Education

Page: 245

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This book directly addresses the multiplicity and complexity of narrative research by illustrating a variety of avenues to pursuing and publishing research that falls under the umbrella of narrative work. The chapters are drawn from a wide range of disciplines including education, literary studies, cultural studies, music and clinical studies. Each chapter considers a particular methodological issue or approach, illustrating how it was addressed in the course of the research. Each of the chapters concludes with a set of discussion exercises and a further reading list. The book offers a valuable resource for established researchers seeking to expand their methodological and theoretical repertoire, and for graduate students and researchers new to narrative methods.

Feminist Narrative Research

As noted above, the origins of this collection lie in discussions that culminated in the symposium entitled 'Feminist narrative research: Opportunities and challenges'. These have to some extent informed the organisation of the book ...

Author: Jo Woodiwiss

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113748568X

Category: Social Science

Page: 218

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This book explores the rich, diverse opportunities and challenges afforded by research that analyses the stories told by, for and about women. Bringing together feminist scholarship and narrative approaches, it draws on empirical material, social theory and methodological insights to provide examples of feminist narrative studies that make explicit the links between theory and practice. Examining the story as told and using examples of narratives told about childhood sexual abuse, domestic/relationship abuse, motherhood, and seeking asylum, it raises wider issues regarding the role of storytelling for understanding and making sense of women’s lives. This thought-provoking work will appeal to students and scholars of women’s studies, feminist and narrative researchers, social policy and practice, sociology, and research methods.

Explorations in Narrative Research

We are troubled that many of our doctoral researchers who have rarely encountered qualitative research previously, let alone narrative, are using it in their research even though it is either totally unknown in their own context or, ...

Author: Ivor F. Goodson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 946091988X

Category: Education

Page: 154

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There has been a major ‘turn’ towards narrative, biographical and life history approaches in the academy over the last 30 years. What are some of the new directions in narrative research? How do narrative research approaches help us to understand the world differently? What do we learn by listening to stories and narratives? How do narratives extend our understanding that other research approaches do not? This collection of work grows from a symposium organised to explore new directions in narrative research. What emerges is a fascinating, innovative and generative series of essays, generally exploring narrative enquiry and more specifically themes of culture and context, identity, teacher education and methodology. This book will be useful for students and researchers using narrative and biographical methods in a range of disciplines, including education, sociology, cultural and development studies.

What is Narrative Research

At the same time, some of these insights can usefully be translated outside of written texts, to other forms of narrative. Barthes, R. and Duisit, L. (1975) An introduction to the structural analysis of narrative.

Author: Corinne Squire

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849669708

Category: Social Science

Page: 144

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This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on Narrative research has become a catchword in the social sciences today, promising new fields of inquiry and creative solutions to persistent problems. This book brings together ideas about narrative from a variety of contexts across the social sciences and synthesizes understandings of the field. Rather than focusing on theory, it examines how narrative research is conducted and applied. It operates as a practical introductory guide, basic enough for first-time researchers, but also as a window onto the more complex questions and difficulties that all researchers in this area face. The authors guide readers through current debates about how to obtain and analyse narrative data, about the nature of narrative, the place of the researcher, the limits of researcher interpretations, and the significance of narrative work in applied and in broader political contexts.

Relevance and Narrative Research

RELEVANCE AND NARRATIVE RESEARCH TODAY All the contributions to this volume deal with the dialectics of relevance and irrelevance in or of narratives but take different approaches and concentrate on different aspects of narratives or ...

Author: Matei Chihaia

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149858683X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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Relevance and Narrative Research turns the vaguely defined evaluative tool “relevance” into an object of study, firmly situating questions of relevance in the context of narrative theory. It examines what relevance can do for narrative research and vice versa.

Narrative Research on Learning

Using examples from her own work in Papua New Guinea and the Pacific, Fox demonstrates how her typology of narrative lenses can support researchers to engage in the multidimensionality of narrative research and to make explicit the ...

Author: Sheila Trahar

Publisher: Symposium Books Ltd

ISBN: 1873927606

Category: Education

Page: 280

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This book examines narrative research from a range of different perspectives. It discusses international and comparative experiences of doing narrative research on learning, paying particular attention to the cultural contexts within which the research is conducted. The ways in which narrative research can address some of the methodological and epistemological issues faced in conducting insightful and systematic research across cultures are also included. The book’s approach is essentially an integrated one, exploring narrative as methodology in both theoretical and practical terms. It also emphasises the ethical issues that need to be considered by researchers engaged in this form of enquiry, particularly where cultural and religious contexts have a significant impact on research. The first section of the book considers different perspectives on narrative as methodology, including its value in particular cultural contexts. The second section provides readers with international and comparative perspectives on the practical application of narrative methodology in a wide range of arenas worldwide. This combination of methodological issues with practical examples provides opportunities to examine how narrative as a methodology is applied in a range of ‘real world’ situations. This original and imaginative volume bridges the professional and intellectual cultures and traditions of comparative and international education with those of counselling to show the rich benefits of such cross-fertilisation. It will be of interest to researchers in education and across the social sciences as well as those involved in teaching research methodology and those concerned with the complex ethical issues inherent in cross-cultural research.

Narrative Research in Nursing

Narrative and the aesthetic dimension of caring are integral to pluralistic inquiry which incorporates all sensibilities. The hierarchy of evidence as it currently stands allows little room for the patient's perspective in the research ...

Author: Immy Holloway

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444316524

Category: Medical

Page: 184

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Narrative research is an increasingly popular way of carrying outqualitative research by analysing the stories or experience. Thefindings of this type of qualitative research can be used toimprove nursing education, nursing practice and patient care and toexplore the experience of illness and the interaction betweenprofessionals. Narrative Research in Nursing provides acomprehensive yet straightforward introduction to narrativeresearch which examines the skills needed to perform narrativeinterviews, analyse data, and publish results and enables nurseresearchers to use the method systematically and rigorously. Narrative Research in Nursing examines the nature of narratives andtheir role in the development of nursing and health care.Strategies and procedures are identified, including thepracticalities of sampling, data collection, analysis andpresentation of findings. The authors discuss authenticity ofevidence and ethical issues while also exploring problems andpracticalities inherent in narrative inquiry and its dissemination.Narrative Research in Nursing is a valuable resource for nursesinterested in writing and publishing narrative research.

Narrative Research in Ministry

A Postmodern Research Approach for Faith Communities Carl E. Savage, Dr William Presnell. The postmodern narrative approach may also be considered a methodological approach, with roots in postmodern narrative philosophy, ...

Author: Carl E. Savage


ISBN: 1892990288

Category: Religion

Page: 148

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We are in a real sense, our stories. Who we are, what we think, and how we act are all shaped by the many large and small stories that make up the discourse embedded in our multi-sensory social experience. It is this postmodern understanding of identity and reality that has prompted the authors to fashion a new way of thinking about doing research in faith communities today, particularly through a Doctor of Ministry program. It is our belief that, in order for faith communities to define themselves and to know what to do in ministry, they must first understand the multiple stories which intersect with a given ministry situation in their specific context.

Theatricalising Narrative Research on Women Casual Academics

I therefore accept that data carving and framing has already taken place in my very act of choosing an area of investigation and in adopting a narrative methodology. To some degree then, our research relationship is already separated ...

Author: Gail Crimmins

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319715623

Category: Education

Page: 118

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This book presents the research journey involved in sensitively unearthing and re-presenting the lived experience of women casual academics. The author weaves the as yet unvoiced stories of women casual academics with a reflective account of a narrative inquiry process. In doing so, she both critiques and offers an alternative to masculine and traditional academic discourse, and demonstrates the power of imagistic and theatrical communication. The book situates the felt human and post-human experience/s of narrative research alongside the philosophical and theoretical research practices encountered in an arts-informed narrative research project. Thus, the author establishes valuable frameworks for planning, undertaking and evaluating arts-informed narrative research; a growing and vibrant area of education research. This innovative work will be of interest to feminist researchers, teachers and supervisors, as well as students and scholars of women casual academics.