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Narratives N Fictions In Educatl Res, Sc : Doing Qualitative Research in Educational Settings - Peter Clough

Narratives N Fictions In Educatl Res, Sc

Doing Qualitative Research in Educational Settings

Paperback Published: 1st August 2002
ISBN: 9780335207916
Number Of Pages: 132

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"In this bold and very important work, Peter Clough shows how the truths about educational issues can be told using fictional devices. This work legitimates the narrative turn in the human disciplines. He shows educational researchers how narrative inquiry can be used for progressive moral and political purposes". -
Norman K. Denzin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

This compelling book takes a fresh approach to educational research, considering the role and use of literary and ethnographic approaches. There is growing interest in the use of narrative and fictional methods and this book sets out to:

* locate narrative and fictional methods within the traditions of education research;

* exemplify the use of narrative in studies of educational and social settings;

* explain the processes of composing narrative and fictional research

A distinctive feature of the book is the inclusion of five 'fictional' stories which demonstrate the use of narrative in reporting research. Detailed discussion of these five stories shows how they were created from actual events and the varied role of the author in their creation. The methodological implications of such an approach are considered along with its potential merits and difficulties and its possible uses.

Series editor's prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xiv
Preface: The Man with the Blue Guitarp. 1
Stories from educational settings: an introductionp. 4
The structure of the bookp. 5
How to read this bookp. 6
Writing stories from educational settingsp. 7
The map is not the terrain ...p. 11
Methods and mapsp. 13
Language and identityp. 16
Stories of 'truths': senses composedp. 18
Notep. 19
Klausp. 20
Mollyp. 25
Robp. 37
Bevp. 48
Lolly: the final wordp. 54
Hard to tell: reading the storiesp. 60
Introductionp. 60
A reading of Klausp. 61
A reading of Mollyp. 65
A reading of Robp. 69
A reading of Bevp. 73
A reading of Lollyp. 77
Notep. 80
Narratives of educational practicep. 81
'To the things themselves!'p. 87
The experience of meaningp. 88
Consciousness provides objectsp. 88
The particular and the generalp. 90
'To the things themselves!' (Husserl 1960)p. 91
The problem of evaluationp. 92
Fiction and social research: a sketchp. 95
Referencesp. 101
Indexp. 106
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ISBN: 9780335207916
ISBN-10: 033520791X
Series: Doing Qualitative Research in Educational Settings
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 132
Published: 1st August 2002
Publisher: Open University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.3  x 0.9
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1