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ERIC Number: EJ1077160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1321-103X
Factional Stories: Creating a Methodological Space for Collaborative Reflection and Inquiry in Music Education Research
Kallio, Alexis Anja
Research Studies in Music Education, v37 n1 p3-20 Jun 2015
Stories have been one means by which qualitative researchers have attempted to engage participants and construct, analyze and present data or findings in a meaningful way. In this article, I look at the impetus for, and potentials of crafting and sharing researcher-written "factional stories" with research participants as a "means" to generate rich, meaningful data, and facilitate collaborative inquiry. Factional stories may be understood as a bricolage of previously collected data, analyses and fictive elements, combining research participants' and researcher voices and presented as a short, first-person story. Through the use of factional stories in my own research study as illustration, I examine how factional stories may create a methodological space, within which participants and researcher may collaboratively construct meaning and engage in reflection, negotiation and inquiry. This article suggests that as a heuristic methodological tool, factional stories may be a particularly appropriate methodological means to attend to the complexity so often characteristic of teaching and learning music.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
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