College & Research Libraries
Research -- Methodology, Qualitative methods, Quantitative research
Narrative inquiry, a phenomenological qualitative research methodology, examines individual human experiences—stories. Yet, researchers in Library and information science (LIS)—a human-focused profession—have infrequently used it. This article introduces narrative inquiry and provides a literature review of the few LIS studies utilizing it. Next, it extrapolates on Coralie McCormack’s "storying stories," a multi-faceted approach used to analyze narrative inquiry research data. Finally, the article outlines potential uses for narrative inquiry in LIS research.
© 2019 Emily Ford
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Ford, Emily. "Tell Me Your Story: Narrative Inquiry in LIS Research." College & Research Libraries [Online], 81.2 (2020): 235. https://doi.org/10.5860/crl.81.2.235