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Using Narrative in Research

Using Narrative in Research

October 2011 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Using Narrative in Research by Christine Bold provides an accessible, easy-to-understand guide to the theory and practice of the use of narrative in research. Written with those new to narrative in mind, this book will enable readers to understand the origins of narrative traditions and to plan and carry out a narrative study of their own.

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

• Ethics

• Narrative thinking

• Collecting narrative data

• Analysing narrative data

• Representation in narrative analysis

• Reporting and writing up narrative research.

Narrative Beginnings
Autobiography, Biography and Fiction

What Is Narrative?
Designing Research Projects with a Narrative Approach
Ethics and a Narrative Approach
Narrative Thinking
Provoking and Sustaining Reflective Thought

Collecting Narrative Data
Analyzing Narrative Data
Representative Constructions in Narrative Analysis
Reporting Narrative Research

Really like this book, well written. Just it is a bit marginal as a method as yet.

Dr Jon Cryer
School of Sport & Leisure, Gloucestershire University
September 12, 2013

I have used this book in my teacher education course and the feedback I got from my students is that it is essential material for the course. Next year I will include it into my course as an essential requirement.

Dr Yasemin Kirkgoz
Teacher Education Department, Cukurova University
May 7, 2013

A very useful overview of the methodology used in narrative research, including various research strategies.

Mrs Ivana Milković
Department of English language, Faculty of Teacher Education
April 26, 2013

This is a clear and concise guide to using narrative as an approach to research. The postgraduate students I work with who are using this technique have found the text key in the formation of their thinking. A fantastic resources!

Professor Alison Kington
Institute of Education, Worcester University
April 12, 2013

This is a very informative text for anybody wishing to explore narrative research. It provides useful information on how to undertake narrative research and is supported by reference to other useful books and research texts.

Jan Stosiek
School of Health and Social Care, Bournemouth University
April 11, 2013

This is an excellent, thought provoking and stimulating text for any student or researcher wishing to engage in narrative research.

Ms Christine Smith
Social Science , university college of mark st and st john
April 3, 2013

This text offers a rare insight into professional practice through the use of narrative research. An escellent book for new researchers looking for an example of social research in practice

Mrs Chelle Davison
Education , Leeds Metropolitan University
November 18, 2012

Christine Bold has highlighted some interesting issues that can arise as a result of conducing narrative research. At the same time, Bold has described some useful strategies with examples for students and researchers who are involved in Narrative research

Mr Bakar Abu
Institute of Education, Worcester University
November 14, 2012

A very useful introduction to a research methodology that fits well with how humans learn and make sense of the universe.

Mr Neil Rutledge
Education (Carlisle), University of Cumbria
October 31, 2012

A very readable introduction which provides a good overview of narrative research. Includes some helpful examples.

Gwenda Scriven
Inst of Education, Worcester University
October 23, 2012

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