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Sample narrative inquiries
What is narrative inquiry? What do narrative inquirers do?
Conceptual foundations of narrative inquiry: Thinking and living narratively
The “literary turn” in the social sciences: Arts-based narrative inquiry
How can writing be part of the inquiry in narrative inquiry?
Evaluating narrative inquiry
Journals that publish narrative inquiries

Sample narrative inquiries

Bruner, J. (2004). Life as narrative. Social Research, 71(3): 691-710. See pp. 700+.

Clandinin, D. J. (Ed.) Handbook of narrative inquiry: Mapping a methodology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Clandinin, D. J., Huber, J., Huber, M., Murphy, M. S., Orr, A. M., Pearce, M., & Steeves, P. (2006). Composing diverse identities: Narrative inquires into the interwoven lives of children and teachers. London: Routledge.

Creswell, J. W. (2008). Narrative research designs. In Educational research: Planning, conducting and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research (3rd ed., pp. 511-550). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. See pp. 532-549.

Ellis, C. (2004). The ethnographic I: A methodological novel about autoethnography (pp. 24-57, 365-367, 369-370, 373-375). Walnut Creek, CA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Frank, A. (1995). The wounded storyteller: Body, illness, and ethics. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Holt, N.L. (2003). Representation, legitimation, and autoethnography: An autoethnographic writing story. International Journal of Qualitative Methods 2(2). 1-22. Available at http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/201/300/intl_journal_qualitative_methods/2003/v2n1/holt.html

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What is narrative inquiry? What do narrative inquirers do?

Chase, S. E. (2005). Narrative inquiry: Multiple lenses, approaches, voices. In N. K. Denzin and Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), The Sage handbook of qualitative research (3rd ed., pp. 651-679). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Clandinin, D. J. (Ed.) Handbook of narrative inquiry: Mapping a methodology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage

Clandinin, D. J., & Connelly, F. M. (2000). Narrative inquiry: Experience and story in qualitative research. San Francisco, CA: Jossey Bass..

Creswell, J. W. (2007). Qualitative approaches to inquiry. In Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches (2nd ed., pp. 53-84). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, Inc..

Creswell, J. W. (2008). Narrative research designs. In Educational research: Planning, conducting and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research (3rd ed., pp. 511-550). Upper Saddle River,NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Ellis, C. (2004). The ethnographic I: A methodological novel about autoethnography. Walnut Creek, CA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Schwandt, T. A. (2007). "Narrative," "Narrative analysis," "Narrative explanation," "Narrative inquiry," "Narrative psychology," and "Narrative realism," [Dictionary entries]. The Sage dictionary of qualitative inquiry (3rd ed., pp. 201-205). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.   

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Conceptual foundations of narrative inquiry: Thinking and living narratively

Hoogland, C. (1998). Educational uses of story: Reclaiming story as art. Canadian Journal of Education, Winter, 23(1), 79-95.

Hoogland, C. (1996, Fall). The geography of consciousness: The Dutch immigrants’ daughter as artist. Canadian Society for Education Through Art, 27(2), 14-21

King, T. (2003). "You’ll never believe what happened" is always a great way to start. In T. King, The truth about stories: A native narrative (pp. 1-29). Toronto, ON: House of Anansi Press.

Lakoff, G. & Johnson, M. (1980). Concepts we live by. In Metaphors we live by (pp. 3-6). Chicago, IL: The University of Chicago Press.

Bruner, J. (2004). Life as narrative. Social Research, 71(3): 691-710.

Richardson, L. (2001). Getting personal: writing-stories. Qualitative Studies in Education, 14(1), 33-39.

Schwandt, T. A. (2007). "Narrative explanation," "Narrative psychology," and "Narrative realism" [Dictionary entries]. The Sage dictionary of qualitative inquiry (3rd ed., pp. 203-205, 309-313). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications

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The “literary turn” in the social sciences: Arts-based narrative inquiry

Barone, T., & Eisner, T. (2006). Arts-based educational research. In J. Green, G. Camilli, & P. Elimore (Eds.). Complementary methods in education research (pp. 95-109). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Pub.

Cahnmann, M. (2003). The craft, practice, and possibility of poetry in educational research. Educational Researcher, (April), 29-36.

Ellis, C. (2004). The ethnographic I: A methodological novel about autoethnography (pp. 169-183). Walnut Creek, CA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Hoogland, C. (2003). The land inside Coyote: Reconceptualizing human relationships to place through drama. In D. Booth & K. Gallagher (Eds.), How theatre educates: Convergences & counterpoints (pp. 211-228).  Toronto, ON: University of Toronto

Kusserow, A. (2008). Ethnographic poetry. In M. Cahnmann-Taylor & R. Siegesmund (Eds.), Arts-based research in education: Foundations for practice (pp. 72-78).  New York: Routledge.

Schwandt, T. A. (2007). "Literary turn (in social science)" and "Writing strategies" [Dictionary entries]. The Sage dictionary of qualitative inquiry (3rd ed., pp. 179-80, 322). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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How can writing be part of the inquiry in narrative inquiry?

Conle, C. (2000). Thesis as narrative or "What is the inquiry in narrative inquiry?" Curriculum Inquiry, 30(2), 189-214.

Ellis, C. (2004). Writing as inquiry. In The ethnographic I: A methodological novel about autoethnography (pp. 169-183). Walnut Creek, CA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

Hoogland, C. (2005). An aesthetics of language. Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies, 2(2) pp. 43-59. Available at http://www.csse.ca/CACS/JCACS/index-2.html

Richardson, L. (2000). Writing: A method of inquiry. In N. Denzin & Y. Guba (Eds.).  Handbook of qualitative research (2nd ed., pp. 923-948). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Schwandt, T. A. (2007). "Literary turn (in social science)," and "Writing strategies" [Dictionary entries]. The Sage dictionary of qualitative inquiry (3rd ed., pp. 179, 322). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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Evaluating narrative inquiry

Creswell, J. W. (2008). Narrative research designs. In Educational research: Planning, conducting and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research (3rd ed., pp. 511-550). Upper Saddle River,NJ: Pearson Education, Inc.

Holt, N.L. (2003). Representation, legitimation, and autoethnography: An autoethnographic writing story. International Journal of Qualitative Methods 2(2). 1-22. Available at http://epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/201/300/intl_journal_qualitative_methods/2003/v2n1/holt.html

Luttrell, W. (2000). "Good enough" methods for ethnographic research. Harvard Educational Review, 70(2), 499-523.

Schwandt, T. A. (2007). "Crisis of legitimation," "Crisis of representation," "Criteria," "Validity," and "Verisimilitude" [Dictionary entries]. The Sage dictionary of qualitative inquiry (3rd ed., pp. 46-50, 309-313). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

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Journals that publish narrative inquiries

Alberta Journal of Educational Research
Arts and Humanities in Higher Education: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice
arts-informed: Journal of the Centre for Arts-informed Research
Brock Education
Educational Insights
Educational Researcher
Image and Narrative
Interchange
International Journal of Education and the Arts
JCACS: Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies
Journal of Curriculum Studies
JCT: Journal of Curriculum Theorizing
Journal of Educational Thought
Language and Literacy
Narrative
Narrative Inquiry
Networks: On-line Journal for Teacher Research
Qualitative Inquiry
Reflective Practice
Studio
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice
Vitae Scholasticae

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