Narrative Inquiry: A Dynamic Approach

Narrative Inquiry: A Dynamic Approach

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Narrative Inquiry provides both a new theoretical orientation and a set of practical techniques that students and experienced researchers can use to conduct narrative research. Explaining the principles of what she terms a€œdynamic narrating, a€ author Colette Daiute provides an approach to narrative inquiry that builds on practices of daily life where we use storytelling to connect with other people, deal with social structures, make sense of surrounding events, and craft our own way of fitting in with various contexts. Throughout the book, Daiute illustrates and applies narrative inquiry with a wide variety of examples, practical activities, charts, suggestions for interpreting analyses, and tips on writing up results. Narrative Inquiry integrates cultural-historical activity, discourse theories (including critical discourse theory and conversation analysis), and interdisciplinary research on narrative as applied to a range of research projects in different cultural settings.In the fall of his third-grade year, Jeff, for example, wrote a brief yet culturally consistent narrative in response to the following prompt to write about a personal experience: a€œWrite about a time ... Like his classmates and other third graders, Jeff shared an experience in a value-laden way, as we would expect: When I Had a Conflict Once in my class in second grade Jarad said I was copying his answer in aanbsp;...

Title:Narrative Inquiry: A Dynamic Approach
Author:Colette Daiute
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 2013-10-17


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