Narrative Research: Reading, Analysis, and Interpretation

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SAGE, May 27, 1998 - Biography & Autobiography - 187 pages
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Using a new model for the classification of types of readings, this book shows how to read, analyze and interpret life story materials.

The authors introduce four models: holistic-content reading; holistic-form reading; categorical-content reading; and categorical-form reading. They present two complete narratives so that readers can compare the authors' interpretations against the actual text as well as analyze the stories on their own. The subsequent chapters provide readings, interpretations and analyses of the narrative data from the models.

 

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Contents

The Narrative of Our Own Research
21
Demonstrative Life Stories
29
The HolisticContent Perspective
62
Holistic Analysis of Form
88
CategoricalContent Perspective
112
CategoricalForm Analysis
141
Choices and Evaluation in Narrative
165
References
175
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About the author (1998)

Amia Lieblich is Artery Professor of Personality Studies in the Psychology Department and head of the Lafer Center for the Study of Women at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, coeditor of the "Annual on the Narrative Study of Lives", and author of several books, most recently "Transition to Adulthood during Military Service".

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