Naked narrative: real research?

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A multi-layered narrative is presented as a way of inviting discussion about narrative as research in the talking therapies and social sciences. The core issue under consideration is the challenge of researching lived experience and how this is distorted or eliminated by many traditional approaches to research. The paper contains an account of a first experience of presenting a narrative about ethical decision-making to a national research conference by someone more accustomed to writing and researching in traditional propositional discourses. The aim of this narrative is to focus attention on the lived experience of generating new understanding and practice and to raise questions for discussion about the role of narrative in research, especially research directed towards developing insight into lived experience.
Translated title of the contributionNaked narrative: real research?
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)133 - 138
Number of pages6
JournalCounselling and Psychotherapy Research : CPR
Volume2 (2)
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2002

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Publisher: Taylor & Francis


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