Using Narrative in Research
- Christine Bold - Liverpool Hope University, UK
Case Study & Narrative Analysis | Educational Research Methods
Christine Bold's book examines narrative approaches across a range of research contexts and disciplinary boundaries and will be of equal value to practitioners and academic students and researchers alike.
Drawing on a range of real-life examples of narrative studies, Using Narrative in Research will enable readers to provide a sound justification for adopting a narrative-based approach and will help them to write about and write up narrative in research.
This book examines:
• How we design research projects with a narrative approach
• Narrative thinking
• Collecting narrative data
• Analysing narrative data
• Representation in narrative analysis
• Reporting and writing up narrative research.
My experience of getting politicians to heed research findings taught me the power of the killer statistic and the good anecdote. So a book that seemingly would explain the latter - albeit dressed up as 'narrative' - had an appeal. But Bold here offers more than that...And it must be admitted that most of her own experience, and the examples she uses to support her argument, relate to research on professional practice and/or by practitioners...That makes the book all the more relevant to social research.
Great text for those undertaking narrative research at the end of their UG degree
A good entry level text that acts as an introduction to narrative research; good range of practical applications too.
This book represents a handbook on how to tell a story using evidence-based information.
A very interesting read which provides a useful insight into Narrative Research
This book is fine, but not as useful as others.
Clearly written and structured text containing lots of examples, tailored towards analysing narratives in education. Not particularly suitable for teaching narrative research to communication and public relations students, even though I quite liked its scholarly approach.
This invaluable text supports the researcher who is using this method every step of the way. The book explains the journey of using narrative research with useful examples of the process.
The book is clear and informative for researchers using narrative research. It provides useful detailed information which is easy to understand to the theory and practice. I liked the real-life examples.
Good knowledge base for effectively writing up a research story.