Narrative as a research method

Joyce, Maria (2009) Narrative as a research method. In: Nurse Education Tomorrow, September 2009, Cambridge University.

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arrative as a research method. Published abstract NET conference Cambridge University
This paper, given at the Nurse Education Tomorrow Conference 2009, explores narrative research methods. In particular it considers narrative research as a tool for research in the area of nurse education and researching the experiences of nurse educationalists.
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The purpose of this core paper is to explore narrative research methods. In particular it considers them as a tool for research in the area of nurse education and researching the experiences of nurse educationalists. Narrative derives from a long history of litererary tradition and is increasingly used as a research method. Narrative in essence is the stories of our lives and the stories of the lives of others. Narrative is open to interpretation. This interpretation develops through collaboration of researcher and respondent or story teller and listener. Narrative, explored through interpretive research allows access to the respondent reality via their socially constructed stories. As a term it is a many sided concept. This paper considers the distinct features of narrative, highlighting the potential for overlap within the terms of life history, life incidents, story telling, biography and autobiography. The paper concludes by outlining the possibilities available for collecting and presenting narrative data.

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Additional Information:The purpose of this core paper is to explore narrative research methods. In particular it considers them as a tool for research in the area of nurse education and researching the experiences of nurse educationalists. Narrative derives from a long history of litererary tradition and is increasingly used as a research method. Narrative in essence is the stories of our lives and the stories of the lives of others. Narrative is open to interpretation. This interpretation develops through collaboration of researcher and respondent or story teller and listener. Narrative, explored through interpretive research allows access to the respondent reality via their socially constructed stories. As a term it is a many sided concept. This paper considers the distinct features of narrative, highlighting the potential for overlap within the terms of life history, life incidents, story telling, biography and autobiography. The paper concludes by outlining the possibilities available for collecting and presenting narrative data.
Keywords:Narrative
Subjects:B Subjects allied to Medicine > B700 Nursing
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Health & Social Care
ID Code:1759
Deposited By: Maria Joyce
Deposited On:23 Jan 2009 08:27
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:30

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