ERIC Number: EJ1084972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Whose Stories Matter? Re-Vising, Reflecting and Re-Discovering a Researcher's Embodied Experience as a Narrative Inquirer
McMahon, Jenny; McGannon, Kerry R.
Sport, Education and Society, v21 n1 p96-113 2016
This paper centres on one researcher's narrative inquiry of embodied experience. The purpose of this paper is to initiate and extend dialogue which highlights potential possibilities and limitations for those researchers and participants who choose to engage with the narrative inquiry approach. Of special concern are four points or evocations that have been enacted and/or encountered by a researcher (Author 1) as a narrative inquirer over the past seven years. Those being; narrative and the (re)presentation of lived experience; constraints imposed by positivists; the double-edged sword of evocation and verisimilitude, and the potentiality of initiating catharsis. This paper provides personal insights into how one researcher's reactions to tensions, positivist constraints in and through the narrative inquiry process led her to, in some instances to conform to narrative critics' impositions. The narrative inquiry of embodied experience included in this paper is by no means conclusive, finalised or absolute; it does, however, represent a cross section of conformance as well as theoretical and methodological realisations and tensions encountered.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personal Narratives, Researchers, Inquiry, Experience, Aquatic Sports, Adolescents
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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