Using Narrative in Social Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

Using Narrative in Social Research: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches

by Jane Elliott
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1412900409

ISBN-13: 9781412900409

Pub. Date: 07/28/2005

Publisher: SAGE Publications

This excellent book is a lucid and accessible introduction to the use of narrative methods in social research. In concrete, step-by-step terms, Jane Elliott instructs the reader on the basic methods and methodological assumptions that form the basis of narrative methods in both qualitative and quantitative research.

Elliott's book will be essential reading

Overview

This excellent book is a lucid and accessible introduction to the use of narrative methods in social research. In concrete, step-by-step terms, Jane Elliott instructs the reader on the basic methods and methodological assumptions that form the basis of narrative methods in both qualitative and quantitative research.

Elliott's book will be essential reading for students and researchers alike as she details methods of collecting data and how to subject that data to narrative analysis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412900409
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
07/28/2005
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.53(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Narrative and Research in the Social Sciences
Listening to People's Stories
The Use of Narrative in Qualitative Interviews
Interpreting People's Stories
Narrative Approaches to the Analysis of Qualitative Data
Collecting Quantitative Narratives - A Contradiction in Terms?
Statistical Stories? The Use of Narrative in Quantitative Analysis
Uncovering and Understanding Causal Effects and Processes
Narrative and Identity
Constructions of the Subject in Qualitative and Quantitative Research
The Ethical and Political Implications of Using Narrative in Research
The Researcher as Narrator
Reflexivity in Qualitative and Quantitative Research
Telling Better Stories? Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Research

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