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Narrative Inquiry

Kathleen Wells


Drawing on theoretical and methodological papers written over the past thirty years, this volume provides an introduction to narrative inquiry. It provides an overview of the development of narrative inquiry within the social sciences and the humanities, and establishes its relevance for social work and related professions. It presents one research design, the case study design, in which narrative inquiry may be placed. It provides a broad framework in which narrative and other relevant data may be collected and specifies ways in which audio-recordings of interviews may be transcribed. It pres ... More

Keywords: narrative inquiry, case study, narrative data collection, interview transcription, narrative analysis, narrative validity, narrative ethics, reflexivity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780195385793
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385793.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kathleen Wells, author
Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences, Case Western Reserve University