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Researching Family Narratives



November 2020 | 248 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This edited book guides students and researchers through the processes of researching everyday stories about families. Showcasing the wide range methods and data sources currently used in narrative research, it features:
  • Examples of real research into historical and contemporary family practices from around the world.
  • Coverage of both traditional and cutting-edge topics, like multi-method approaches, online research, and paradata.
  • Practical advice from leading figures in the field on how to incorporate these methods and data sources into family narrative research.  

With accessible language and features that help readers reflect on and internalize key concepts, this book helps readers navigate researching family lives with confidence and ease.    

 
Chapter 1: Researching family narratives
 
Chapter 2: Multi-method approaches in narrative family research across majority and minority worlds
 
Chapter 3: Secondary analysis of narrative data
 
Chapter 4: Carrying out narrative analysis on archival data
 
Chapter 5: Paradata: A narrative secondary analysis
 
Chapter 6: Researching mothers’ online blog narratives
 
Chapter 7: Becoming reflexive doctoral researchers: An experiment in collaborative reflexivity using a narrative approach
 
Chapter 8: The ethics of data re-use and secondary data analysis in narrative inquiry
 
Chapter 9: Endnote

An easy to understand resource which is useful for postgraduate students and other people interested in Research.

Fleur Bowater
University of Derby

This is an outstanding contribution to narrative research and the understanding of every day practices in families. Through creative combinations of narrative approaches and methods, the book demonstrates how narrative analysis is a key resource for research in family history, identities and practices. An indispensable work for students and scholars.

Ann-Dorte Christensen
Aalborg University

Ann Phoenix

Ann Phoenix is Professor of Psychosocial Studies at Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education. Her research interests are psychosocial, including motherhood, family lives, social identities, young people, racialization and gender. She has particular interests in qualitative and mixed methods, re-use of data and narrative research. More About Author

Julia Brannen

Julia Brannen is Emerita Professor of the Sociology of the Family at Thomas Coram Research Unit, UCL Institute of Education. Her research interests include families and intergenerational relations, the work-family interface and food in families. She has a special interest in methodology including mixed methods, comparative cross-national research, biographical approaches. Her most recent book is Social Research Matters (2019). More About Author

Corinne Squire

Corinne SQUIRE is Professor of Social Sciences and Co-Director, Centre for Narrative Research, at the University of East London, and Research Associate, University of the Witwatersrand. Her research interests are in subjectivities and popular culture, narrative theory and methods, HIV and citizenship, and refugee politics. More About Author

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