ERIC Number: ED478481
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Apr
Mixing Theories: Interpreting and Using a Relational, Voice-Centered Methodology.
This paper discusses the mixing of theories that make up the theoretical framework the researcher uses to apply the systematic method of narrative analysis called the Listening Guide (L. Brown and others, 1991). The Listening Guide, a voice-centered relational method was developed to uncover how girls and women talk about themselves through their relationships while considering research themes. The paper discusses the multitude of discursive theories and practices that guide the researchers current research on female coaches as she explores the coaches sense of themselves as seen through the narratives of their coaching relationship. The Listening Guide asks the researchers to encounter the participants narrative several times, each time listening for different voices, each of which tells a different narrative of the relationships. The Listening Guide is based on many theories, but to the researcher, it is most effective and useful when grounded in the discursive theory of feminism. As a voice-centered methodology the Listening Guide allows the researcher to hear the voices of women, and feminist theory guides the listening to empower the research. (Contains 6 notes and 41 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 21-25, 2003).