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ERIC Number: EJ800185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Research, Narrative and Fiction: Conference Story
Wyatt, Jonathan
Qualitative Report, v12 n2 p318-331 Jun 2007
The purpose of this article is to contribute to the discussion concerning the value and validity of fiction, and arts-based approaches more broadly, as research. I offer this contribution through a narrative: "Conference Story." The narrative involves its characters, in an Oxford pub, debating the merits and otherwise of Peter Clough's (2002) book, "Narratives and Fictions in Educational Research." The form, fictional narrative, performs and personifies this discussion. The article considers Clough's purposes in undertaking and presenting his research in this form, the philosophical position(s) that underpin(s) it, the extent to which his narratives are indeed research, and how such research might be judged. (Contains 56 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A