Anyone interested in exploring lived experiences in personal-professional situations.
- Qualitative Research, specifically person-centred care
- "Qualitative" is captured by "descriptive"; literary approach to research
- Narrative research is used to give voice, specifically to those whose voice is not typically heard.
- Narrative research is an umbrella term that covers research about experience
- Narrative is at the extreme end of qualitative research
- The knowledge gained is co-created with the subject (patient) and the researcher(s)
- Narrative Inquiry was developed by Michael Connelly and Jean Clandinin
- Every experience informs every subsequent experience
- What is the purpose of the research?" is the starting point
- Do a review of literature to see what has already been done, to expand on it or create new knowledge
- Practical and ??? justification
- Why am I doing this, how is it going to benefit humanity?
- Research question is called the "inquiry puzzle"
invite people to participate (purposive sampling (vs random sampling?))
- conversations are audio recorded and transcribed
- participants have a chance to verify and edit to ensure that you captured their story correctly.
- We know more than we can say.
- This can be revealed through creative activities
- Exercise: Draw an image with your non-dominant hand representing you as an instrument of care
- In all of these exercises it is the person who chooses the metaphor who gets to interpret it.
- intention: to bypass our logic of mind which can be linear.