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Researching Family Narratives

Researching Family Narratives

January 2021 | 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

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