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Weaving Narrative Nets to Capture Classrooms : Multimethod Qualitative Approaches for Educational Research - David Geelan

Weaving Narrative Nets to Capture Classrooms

Multimethod Qualitative Approaches for Educational Research

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2003
ISBN: 9781402017766
Number Of Pages: 190

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If you're the kind of reader who usually skips the Preface (I am), you can certainly do that. It's probably valuable, though, for me to spend a little time describing the structure of this book to orient you to the way the argument unfolds. My intention was to try to find the best possible blend of theory and practice. I believe there are plenty of excellent books describing the theoretical underpinnings of qualitative research in education (Denzin & Lincoln, 1994, 2000; Eisner, 1998; Guba & Lincoln, 1989; Lincoln & Guba, 1985). A number of those books are cited here, and their arguments summarized. There are also books that report qualitative studies using narrative methods (Melko, 1998; Harold, 2000; Wolcott, 1973). There are fewer books that focus on describing in detail how to conduct these studies (Anderson, Kerr & Nihlen, 1994; Van Manen, 1990; Wolcott, 1990) for an audience that is not already familiar with both the methods and the philosophical commitments that underpin qualitative research. This book is intended to do all of these things to some extent, or to refer you to other authors who I think do them well, but its original contribution is in using as a concrete example a particular research study that I completed. This allows me to reflect on the processes and practices, and particularly the choices, involved in qualitative classroom research, and to illustrate those reflections in a very practical way.

Disciplined Inquiry in Chaotic Contexts
Fitting into the Field
But How Good is it?
Measuring the Tale
Research Questions and Contexts
Expectations and Constraints
Constructivism and the Nature of Science
Places to Stand, Ways to Look
School Stories: Prologue: Farewells
On the First Day
Violence and Love
The Aggressive Uses of Irony
Trusting Tony
Depression, Incest and the Nature of Science
Divers Alarums
Happy Endings?
Talking to Carolyn
Of Nurture and Curriculum
Goodbye, Farewell and Amen
Tales of Different Kinds
The Real World?
Love and Life, Teaching and Learning
Where to from Here?
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ISBN: 9781402017766
ISBN-10: 1402017766
Series: Contemporary Trends and Issues in Science Education
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 190
Published: 31st December 2003
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.64 x 16.76  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.46