Narrative Analysis: The Constructionist Approach
Esin, C., Fathi, Mastoureh and Squire, C. 2013. Narrative Analysis: The Constructionist Approach. in: Lick, Uwe (ed.) The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis SAGE.
|Authors||Esin, C., Fathi, Mastoureh and Squire, C.|
Narrative analysis is an analytical method that accommodates a variety of approaches. Through these approaches, social researchers explore how people story their lives. This is also a process through which researchers understand the complexities of personal and social relations. Narrative analysis provides the researcher with useful tools to comprehend the diversity and the different levels involved in stories, rather than treating those stories simply as coherent, natural and unified entities (Andrews et al., 2004). It is this approach to narrative analysis, which we shall call the constructionist approach to narrative analysis, that we aim to explain in the chapter that follows.
|Keywords||narrative research; constructionism; qualitative research|
|Book title||The SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis|
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|Deposited||20 Jan 2014|
|Web address (URL)||http://www.uk.sagepub.com/books/Book237405|
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