Narratives in Social Science Research
- Barbara Czarniawska - University of Gothenburg, Sweden
- An historical overview of the development of the narrative approach within the social sciences
- A guide to how narrative methods can be applied in fieldwork
- An explanation of how to incorporate a narrative approach within a research project
- Guidelines for interpreting collected or produced narratives
- A student-focused approach - key arguments and methods are illustrated by case-studies and lists of further reading.
The text has a theoretical approach which is good, but it is not helpful in the development of my module content. I was looking for something more pragmatic.
Useful for researching using narrative in health and social care
This book offers a clear interpretation of Czarniawska's formula to use narrative as a qualitative research method. The interview transcript as narrative was particularly interesting. A good guide for novice and more professional social science researchers
Helps students to adopt more qualittive research strategies in public relations research
This is a really useful and insightful book, which discusses the complexities and simplicities of using a narrative approach in social research. Practical and engaging.
The experience of self and one's own telling are increasingly becoming popular in social sciences. This book is really beneficial in the sense of personal narratives
I would highly recommend this book to students using narrative methodology as a research tool. It is highly readable and user friendly. Each chapter provides a further reading list and a useful exercise. An excellent resource.