Using Narrative Inquiry as a Research Method is the ideal introduction to a growing field of study. Providing a full and accessible guide that covers the theory and practical applications of this qualitative method, it provides researchers with a rich framework through which they can investigate the ways people experience the world depicted through their stories. Looking at how this method can effectively be applied in a range of contexts, it demonstrates the value and utility of employing narrative as a research tool in a range of teaching and learning settings.
Connecting with the broader academic debate on the value of narrative as an alternative or addition to quantitative and other qualitative methods, and updated to reflect changes in the field, this book:
Using Narrative Inquiry as a Research Method provides the ideal grounding for all students and researchers looking to learn more about narrative inquiry or use this method within their research.
List of illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Introduction; 2 Narrative in research; 3 Philosophies and theories underpinning narrative; 4 Examples of stories in narrative inquiry; 5 A critical events approach to narrative; 6 Rethinking validity and reliability; 7 Narrative Inquiry as a Research Method and Quality of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education; 8….A critical event narrative inquiry: internationalisation and quality in a comparative higher education context; 9….A framework for narrative research; Bibliography; Index