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Learning from Stories: Narrative Interviewing in Cross-cultural Research.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21399739     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This paper argues for the importance of eliciting stories when trying to understand the point of view and personal experience of one's informants. It also outlines one approach to eliciting and analyzing narrative data as part of a complex and multi-faceted ethnographic study. The paper draws upon ethnographic research among African-American families who have children with serious illnesses or disabilities. However, it is not a report of research findings per se. Rather, it is primarily a conceptual paper that addresses narrative as a research method. Features that distinguish a story from other sorts of discourse are sketched and current discussions in the occupational therapy and social science literature concerning the importance of narrative are examined. The heart of the paper focuses on a single narrative interview and examines what we learn about the client and family caregiver perspective through stories.
Authors:
Cheryl Mattingly; Mary Lawlor
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Scandinavian journal of occupational therapy     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1651-2014     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2000 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-3-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9502210     Medline TA:  Scand J Occup Ther     Country:  -    
Other Details:
Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  4-14     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Occupational Science & Occupational Therapy, Department of Anthropology, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA.
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R01 HD038878-01A1//NICHD NIH HHS

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