Examines the use of narratives in speech and in research analysis. Beginning with a look at the range of ways narratives might be analysed such as linguistic, structural and thematic. Attention is then turned to some of the functions of narrative. This was a lecture given to postgraduate (graduate) students at the University of Huddersfield as part of a course on Qualitative Data Analysis.
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Works referred to in the video include:
Bury, M (2001) “Illness narratives: Fact or Fiction” Sociology of Health and Illness 23: 263-85
Cortazzi, M (1993) Narrative Analysis. London: Falmer Press.
Denzin, N.K. (1989) Interpretive biography. Newbury Park, Calif., London: Sage.
Labov, W. (1972) 'The transformation of experience in narrative syntax', in W. Labov (ed), Language in the inner city: Studies in the Black English vernacular. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. pp. 354-396.
Lieblich, A., Tuval-Mashiach, R. and Zilber, T. (1998) Narrative Research: Reading, Analysis and Interpretation. London: Sage.
Mishler, E.G. (1986) Research Interviewing: Context and Narrative, Cambridge Mass.: Havard University Press
Rhodes, C., and Brown, A.D. (2005) “Narrative, Organizations and Research”, International Journal of Management Research, 5: 167-88.
Riessman, C.K. (1993) Narrative Analysis. Newbury Park, CA, London: Sage.
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