Introduction of narrative research
Ways narrative research can be represented.
Key characteristics of narrative designs
Strengths and weaknesses of narrative designs
Steps in conducting narrative research
“Narrative Inquiry is a Qualitative research
method. Narrative inquiry is a mean by which
we systematically gather, analyze and
represent people’s stories as told by them,
which challenges traditional and modernist
view of truth, reality, knowledge and
personhood. Rather than what happened in the
event ,the focus on the significance of that
Photographs or paintings
Gives “voice” to
“fake the data”
Ownership of the
Focuses on individual experiences.
Uses a time sequence of events.
Collects the individual stories told to the
researcher or gathered through field texts
(autobiographies and interviews).
Describes the context or setting for the individual
◦ includes the people involved in the story
◦ includes the physical setting
◦ setting may be described before events or actions, or
can be woven throughout the study.
Collaborates throughout the process of research
with the individuals whose stories are being
◦ participants are actively involved in the inquiry as it
◦ relationships between research and participant are
negotiated to minimize the potential gap between
narrative told and narrative reported
Identify the phenomenon to explore the problems.
Purposefully select an individual to learn about
Collect the story from the individual.
Retell the story.
Collaborate with the participants storyteller.
Write a story about the participants experiences.
Validate the accuracy of the report by telling it to