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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Contents

imroduction
1
Fidelity as a criterion for practicing and evaluating narrative inquiry
25
Audience and the politics of narrative
49
personal knowledge and the political
89
questions issues and exemplary works
113
Notes on Comrihutors
137
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