Narrative Inquiry: A Dynamic Approach provides both a new
theoretical orientation and a set of practical techniques that students
and experienced researchers can use to conduct narrative research.
Explaining the principles of “dynamic narrating,” author Colette Daiute
provides an approach to narrative inquiry that builds on practices of
daily life where we use storytelling to connect with other people, deal
with social structures, make sense of surrounding events, and craft
our own way of fitting in with or changing various contexts.
Throughout the book, Daiute illustrates and applies narrative inquiry
with a wide variety of examples, practical activities, charts,
suggestions for interpreting analyses, and tips on writing up results.
Narrative Inquiry integrates cultural-historical activity, discourse
theories (including critical discourse theory and conversation
analysis), and interdisciplinary research on narrative as applied to a
range of research projects in different cultural settings.