Document Type

Pre-Print

Publication Date

5-30-2019

Subjects

Research -- Methodology, Qualitative methods, Quantitative research

Abstract

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.

Description

This is the pre-print version of the work that was accepted for publication in College & Research Libraries(C&RL). Publication date for the article is slated for the March 2020 issue of C&RL.

© 2019 Emily Ford

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/28680

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