Narrative Inquiry provides both a new theoretical orientation and a set of practical techniques that students and experienced researchers can use to conduct narrative research. Explaining the principles of what she terms “dynamic narrating,” author Colette Daiute provides an approach to narrative inquiry that builds on practices of daily life where we use storytelling to connect with other people, deal with social structures, make sense of surrounding events, and craft our own way of fitting in with various contexts. Throughout the book, Daiute illustrates and applies narrative inquiry with a wide variety of examples, practical activities, charts, suggestions for interpreting analyses, and tips on writing up results. Narrative Inquiry integrates cultural-historical activity, discourse theories (including critical discourse theory and conversation analysis), and interdisciplinary research on narrative as applied to a range of research projects in different cultural settings.
Chapter 1: The Appeal of Narrative in Research
Chapter 2: Designing Dynamic Narrative Research
Chapter 3: Values Analysis
Chapter 4: Plot Analysis
Chapter 5: Significance Analysis
Chapter 6: Character Mapping and Time Analysis
Chapter 7: Outcomes of Narrative Inquiry