Life History and Narrative

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J. Amos Hatch, Richard Wisniewski
Routledge, Nov 1, 2002 - Education - 152 pages
Narrative inquiry refers to a subset of qualitative research design in which stories are used to describe human action. This book contains current ideas in this emerging field of research. Chapters include a qualitative analysis of narrative data; criteria for evaluating narrative inquiry, linking emotion and reason through narrative voice, audience and the politics of narrative; trust in educational storytelling; narrative strategies for case reports; life history narratives and women's gender identity; and issues in life history and narrative inquiry. This text is intended to be of interest to all qualitative researchers and education researchers studying forms of narrative.

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Fidelity as a criterion for practicing and evaluating narrative inquiry
Audience and the politics of narrative
personal knowledge and the political
questions issues and exemplary works
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