What is narrative research? Starting out

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Squire, C. 2014. What is narrative research? Starting out. in: What is Narrative Research? London Bloomsbury.
AuthorsSquire, C.
Abstract

Narrative research has become a very popular field in contemporary social sciences. It promises new fields of inquiry, creative solutions to persistent problems, a way to establish links with other disciplines such as cultural and literary studies, enhanced possibilities of applying research to policy and practice, and a fresh take on the politics of social research (see for instance Andrews et al., 2013 [ 2008]; Andrews et al., 2004 [2000]; Andrews, Squire and Tamboukou,, 2004; Elliott, 2005; Emerson and Frosh, 2004; Freeman, 2009a; Herman, 2009; Hyvarinen et al., 2010; Lieblich et al., 2004; Patterson, 2002; Riessman, 2008; Trahar, 2009; Wells, 2011). This book aims to introduce you, step by step and with contemporary examples, to narrative research in the social sciences. It will give you an overview of a range of narrative methods, and it will situate narrative research in relation to other social science methods. It will show you what narrative research offers, as well as its difficulties. It will do this by drawing on work from a variety of disciplines, in theoretical and applied fields, across diverse topics, from health and the internet, to politics and sexualities, and in a number of different national contexts.

Book titleWhat is Narrative Research?
Year2014
PublisherBloomsbury
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Publication dates
Print20 Nov 2014
Publication process dates
Deposited01 Nov 2016
Place of publicationLondon
Series The 'What is?' Research Methods Series
ISBN9781849669719
Web address (URL)http://bloomsbury.com/uk/what-is-narrative-research-9781849669719/
Additional information

This is a draft of a chapter, the final version of which is included in, What is narrative research? (Squire et al., 2014). This book can be obtained from: http://bloomsbury.com/uk/what-is-narrative-research-9781849669719/
This material is not to be cited.

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