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dc.contributor.authorRiley, T
dc.contributor.authorHawe, P
dc.date.available2014-05-22T01:07:46Z
dc.date.issued2005-04-01
dc.identifierpii: cyg122
dc.identifier.citationRiley, T. & Hawe, P. (2005). Researching practice: the methodological case for narrative inquiry. HEALTH EDUCATION RESEARCH, 20 (2), pp.226-236. https://doi.org/10.1093/her/cyg122.
dc.identifier.issn0268-1153
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11343/30488
dc.description.abstractResearch interest in the analysis of stories has increased as researchers in many disciplines endeavor to see the world through the eyes of others. We make the methodological case for narrative inquiry as a unique means to get inside the world of health promotion practice. We demonstrate how this form of inquiry may reveal what practitioners value most in and through their practice, and the indigenous theory or the cause-and-consequence thinking that governs their actions. Our examples draw on a unique data set, i.e. 2 two years' of diaries being kept by community development officers in eight communities engaged in a primary care and community development intervention to reduce postnatal depression and promote the physical health of recent mothers. Narrative inquiry examines the way a story is told by considering the positioning of the actor/storyteller, the endpoints, the supporting cast, the sequencing and the tension created by the revelation of some events, in preference to others. Narrative methods may provide special insights into the complexity of community intervention implementation over and above more familiar research methods.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherOXFORD UNIV PRESS
dc.subjectCurriculum and Pedagogy
dc.titleResearching practice: the methodological case for narrative inquiry
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/her/cyg122
melbourne.peerreviewPeer Reviewed
melbourne.affiliationThe University of Melbourne
melbourne.affiliation.departmentPopulation Health
melbourne.source.titleHEALTH EDUCATION RESEARCH
melbourne.source.volume20
melbourne.source.issue2
melbourne.source.pages226-236
dc.research.codefor1302
dc.description.pagestart226
melbourne.publicationid45214
melbourne.elementsid274964
melbourne.contributor.authorRiley, Therese
dc.identifier.eissn1465-3648
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