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Represents an unfolding and expanding orientation to qualitative social science research that draws inspiration, concepts, processes, and representational forms from the arts.

13 Writing as Theory: In Defense of Fiction
13 Writing as theory: In defense of fiction

Humanity has but one product, and that is fiction.

—Dillard, 1982, p. 1

This chapter advocates using literary fiction as a mode of expression in reporting scholarly research. I will not argue that conventional social science must be transformed or that standards for research reports be jettisoned in ...

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