Outlining how to select the most appropriate tool for analyzing data, Analysing Qualitative Data also provides the reader with an awareness of the various challenges that are unique to interpreting the conceptual and subjective data generated in qualitative research.

Analyzing Biographies and Narratives

  • Narratives 56
  • Sources of narratives 59
  • Functions of narrative 59
  • Narrative and life history 61
  • Practical analytic activities 63
  • Narrative genre or structure 66

Chapter objectives

After reading this chapter, you should

  • know what the analysis of narratives, stories and biographies has added to qualitative research;
  • understand the sources and functions of narratives;
  • see the particular content and themes of life histories or biographies;
  • see these general features of a set of practical approaches to ...
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