Narrative inquiry and auto-ethnography: Interpretive approaches to research

Hannigan, Shelley Margaret 2014, Narrative inquiry and auto-ethnography: Interpretive approaches to researchSAGE research methods cases, Sage Publications, London, England, pp.3-20.

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Title Narrative inquiry and auto-ethnography: Interpretive approaches to research
Author(s) Hannigan, Shelley MargaretORCID iD for Hannigan, Shelley Margaret
Title of book SAGE research methods cases
Publication date 2014
Start page 3
End page 20
Total pages 18
Publisher Sage Publications
Place of Publication London, England
Keyword(s) narrative inquiry
holistic case studies
narrative analysis
interpretive research
hermeneutic circle
Summary Hermeneutic phenomenology informed two qualitative methodologies used in my doctoral research: narrative case studies and auto-ethnography. Through these methodologies I investigated the phenomenon of place and identity in visual artistic practice. Four narrative case studies of four artists were developed using experience-focused narrative inquiry and thematic analysis. Auto-ethnography was used to investigate the phenomenon of place and identity within my own practice as visual artist. This involved analysis of my artworks that encompassed place and identity and writing from different contexts of my past. Rather than relying on memory recall. This became textural writing in the phenomenon rather than describing what I already knew. This enabled me to challenge conventional ways of telling my story (big stories) and produced “small stories” from which new insights could be interpreted. The insights gained from my auto-ethnography in turn assisted me to encourage story telling to find the small stories of my artist participants.
Notes SAGE Research Methods Cases is a collection of case studies of real social research that faculty can use in their teaching. Cases are original, specially commissioned, and designed to help students understand often abstract methodological concepts by introducing them to case studies of real research projects.
Language eng
Field of Research 200206 Globalisation and Culture
220307 Hermeneutic and Critical Theory
160403 Social and Cultural Geography
Socio Economic Objective 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category B2 Book chapter in non-commercially published book
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