Narratives in Social Science Research introduces students to the use of narrative methodology as a research tool. It offers a useful and rigorous framework for the application of these devices within qualitative research. This practically-orientated text provides: 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. Written in an accessible and engaging manner, this detailed text will be a useful resource for researchers and students taking courses in qualitative research across a variety of social disciplines.