Using Narrative Inquiry as a Research Method: An Introduction to Using Critical Event Narrative Analysis in Research on Learning and Teaching, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

Using Narrative Inquiry as a Research Method

An Introduction to Using Critical Event Narrative Analysis in Research on Learning and Teaching, 1st Edition

By Leonard Webster, Patricie Mertova

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140 pages

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Description

This book provides a much needed up-to-date introduction to the topic of narrative inquiry – which has seen a growing interest in recent years. Narrative inquiry provides researchers with a framework through which they can investigate the ways humans experience the world depicted through their stories. The book looks at how this method can effectively be applied as a means of research in a range of contexts, including flexible, open and distance or workplace learning. It demonstrates the value and utility of employing narrative as a research tool in a range of teaching and learning settings and includes chapters on background, methodology and case studies to illustrate the application of narrative inquiry as a research method.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Why Narrative? 2. Narrative in Research 3. Philosophies and Theories Underpinning Narrative 4. Analysing and Reporting Narrative in Research 5. New Ways of Viewing Validity and Reliability in Research 6. Applying Narrative – Case Studies 7. Conclusion

About the Authors

Dr Leonard Webster is Director, Educational Development and Flexible Learning Unit at Monash University where Patricie Mertova is also a Research Fellow

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU000000
EDUCATION / General
EDU015000
EDUCATION / Higher
EDU037000
EDUCATION / Research