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ERIC Number: EJ864200
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Negotiating Narrative Inquiries: Living in a Tension-Filled Midst
Clandinin, D. Jean; Murphy, M. Shaun; Huber, Janice; Orr, Anne Murray
Journal of Educational Research, v103 n2 p81-90 2010
The authors explore the place of tension in understanding narrative inquiry as a relational research methodology. Drawing on a narrative inquiry into children's, teachers', and families' experiences in schools shaped by achievement testing practices that flow from accountability policies, the authors show how attending to tensions is central to the relational aspects of composing field texts as well as writing interim and final research texts. Through a fictionalized interim research text, the authors make visible the centrality of relational narrative ethics as we live in the midst of tensions. Finally, the authors offer a starting point for considering the dangers of counterstories as we work with participants and attend to tensions. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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