What is Narrative Research?

Corinne Squire, Mark David McGregor Davis, Cigdem Esin, Molly Andrews, Barbara Harrison, Lars-Christer Hyden, Margareta Hyden

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon UK
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Number of pages153
ISBN (Print)9781780938530
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Squire, C., Davis, M. D. M., Esin, C., Andrews, M., Harrison, B., Hyden, L-C., & Hyden, M. (2014). What is Narrative Research? London UK: Bloomsbury Academic.