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Analyzing Biographies and Narratives

Gibbs, Graham R. (2014) Analyzing Biographies and Narratives. In: Documentary & Archival Research. SAGE Benchmarks in Social Research Methods . Sage, London, UK. ISBN 9781446210949

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This chapter examines what the analysis of narratives, stories and biographies has added to qualitative research and looks at the sources and functions of narratives. It examines the particular content and themes of life histories or biographies. These general features are put into context for analysis by a set of practical approaches to analysis and by examination of an example narrative. The chapter ends with a discussion of the structure of narratives.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: Reprinted from chapter 5 of Gibbs, G.R. Analysing Qualitative Data. London: Sage. (2007)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Applied Childhood Studies
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Depositing User: Graham Gibbs
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2013 16:51
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2021 19:31


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