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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.
|1||Narrative and new developments in the social sciences||1|
|2||Listening to people's stories : the use of narrative in qualitative interviews||17|
|3||Interpreting people's stories : narrative approaches to the analysis of qualitative data||36|
|4||Collecting quantitative narratives - a contradiction in terms?||60|
|5||Statistical stories? : the use of narrative in quantitative analysis||76|
|6||Uncovering and understanding causal effects and processes||97|
|7||Narrative and identity : constructions of the subject in qualitative and quantitative research||116|
|8||The ethical and political implications of using narrative in research||134|
|9||The researcher as narrator : reflexivity in qualitative and quantitative research||152|
|10||Telling better stories? : combining qualitative and quantitative research||171|
|App||Details of some major longitudinal quantitative datasets||189|