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Narrative as Topic and Method in Social Research

Narrative as Topic and Method in Social Research

November 2021 | 120 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Narrative research is an increasingly popular qualitative method across the social sciences. This book has two purposes: firstly to show students and researchers how to do research on narrative topics, particularly on questions about narrative productions of meaning, and secondly to explain some fundamentals of research methods suitable for exploring these topics. A final part of the book provides empirical examples of how such research is done. These chapters use small amounts of data to examine the analytic tasks of designing research questions, finding appropriate data, sampling decisions, contextualization, data categorization, and communicating study findings. 
Part I: Narrative as Research Topic
Chapter 1: Conceptualizing Narrative for Social Research
Chapter 2: Empirical Questions About Narrative
Part II: Narrative as Research Method
Chapter 3: Narrative Research Foundations
Chapter 4: Narrative Research Practices
Part III: Narrative Research Practice
Chapter 5: The Story Character of the “Deserving Poor”
Chapter 6: The Story of the “American Dream”
Chapter 7: The Story Character of the “Dreamer”

Donileen R. Loseke

Donileen R. Loseke is a Professor Emeritus in the department of sociology at the University of South Florida. She received her BA and MA in psychology (California State University, Dominguez Hills) and her PhD in sociology (University of California, Santa Barbara). Her books include Narrative Productions of Meanings: Exploring the Work of Stories in Social Life; Methodological Thinking: Basic Principles of Social Research Design, 2e; The Battered Woman and Shelters, which won the Charles Horton Cooley Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction; and Thinking About Social Problems.... More About Author

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