2010/11 – Narativní analýza

Název kurzu: A Masterclass in Narrative Inquiry Methods

Modul : kvalitativní

Kód: SOC932c, PSY027c

Vyučující: David Hiles (De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom).

Kontaktní osoba: Kateřina Zábrodská, 43677(at)mail.muni.cz  - S veškerými dotazy se obracejte výhradně na kontaktní osobu.

Termín konání: výuka  18. – 23. dubna  2011

Vyučovací jazyk: angličtina



Narrative Inquiry is a relatively new approach to qualitative research and reflects the recent “narrative turn” taking place in the social/human sciences. Narrative is a basic property of the human mind, playing a crucial role in almost every human activity. Narratives involve a meaning-making process that is fundamental to understanding human reality. They dominate human discourse, and are foundational to the cultural processes that organize and structure human actions and experiences This approach to inquiry involves the collection and analysis of narrative data with the ultimate goal of trying to uncover the underlying narrative intelligence that informs our everyday human experience.

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE COURSE (how it will be taught):

This course will be taught by a series of introductory lectures, demonstrations, practical workshops, seminar discussions and summarizing lectures, covering a wide range of different strategies to narrative inquiry using largely data from personal narratives. The topics covered will include:

(i)    The widening field of narrative research – the narrative turn – the notion of an underlying narrative intelligence.

(ii)    Introducing a broad framework for qualitative research, within which narrative inquiry can fit.

(iii)   Different approaches to narrative inquiry (Reissman, Mishler, Czarniawska, the NOI model, etc, etc).

(iv)   The “Told, Telling, Teller” model for narrative inquiry.

(v)    Collecting narrative data. The narrative interview. Preparation of data for analysis.

(vi)   First steps in data analysis, e.g. identity positioning, narrative circumspection.

(vii)  Demonstration with worked examples, and practical groupwork.

(viii) Second-order steps in data analysis, e.g. shared participation, genre, etc.

(ix)   Demonstration with worked examples, and practical groupwork.

(x)    Critical narrative analysis, and practical groupwork. Therapeutic narrative reframing.

(xi)   Evaluating and authenticating interpretative research. Transparency, etc.

(xii)  Prospects for a sufficient theory of human narrative intelligence.

SOFTWARE:  None, although a demonstration of narrative data analysis using NVivo8 is a possibility.

Required reading in preparation for the course:

1. Hiles, D.R. and Čermák, I. (2008) Narrative Psychology. In C. Willig and W. Stainton-Rogers (Eds.), Sage Handbook of Qualitative Research in Psychology. Sage.

2. Hiles, D.R. and Čermák, I. (2007) Qualitative Research: Transparency and Narrative Oriented Inquiry. Presented at 10th European Congress of Psychology, Prague, CZ, July.

3. Bamberg, M. (2011) Narrative analysis. In H. Cooper (Ed.) APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology. (3 vols.). APA Press.

4. Herman, D. (2007) Storytelling and the sciences of the mind. Narrative, 15, 306-334.

5. Riessman, C.K. (2008) Narrative Methods for the Human Sciences. Sage. (Chaps. 1, 2 & 3)