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Narrative Data
Narrative Data
Michael Murray
Introduction

This chapter discusses a variety of forms of narrative data. It begins by reviewing the nature of narrative and the psychology of storytelling. It then proceeds to consider the most popular source of narrative data, which is the interview. This can vary substantially in form and can also be extended from face-to-face encounters to other sources such as diaries, letters and other written accounts of particular experiences. We will then consider various documentary forms of narrative ranging from dairies, autobiographies and various archival/historical sources. Narratives are not only written and spoken. Thus, we will also consider other forms such as visual narratives as presented in art and performative narratives as presented in drama.

Foundations

Narrative inquiry is an interdisciplinary field, which is ...

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