Weaving Narrative Nets to Capture Classrooms: Multimethod Qualitative Approaches for Educational Research by Geelan, D.Weaving Narrative Nets to Capture Classrooms: Multimethod Qualitative Approaches for Educational Research by Geelan, D.

Weaving Narrative Nets to Capture Classrooms: Multimethod Qualitative Approaches for Educational…

byGeelan, D.

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If you're the kind of reader who usually skips the Preface (I am), you can certainly do that. It's probably valuable, though, for me to spend a little time describing the structure of this book to orient you to the way the argument unfolds. My intention was to try to find the best possible blend of theory and practice. I believe there are plenty of excellent books describing the theoretical underpinnings of qualitative research in education (Denzin & Lincoln, 1994, 2000; Eisner, 1998; Guba & Lincoln, 1989; Lincoln & Guba, 1985). A number of those books are cited here, and their arguments summarized. There are also books that report qualitative studies using narrative methods (Melko, 1998; Harold, 2000; Wolcott, 1973). There are fewer books that focus on describing in detail how to conduct these studies (Anderson, Kerr & Nihlen, 1994; Van Manen, 1990; Wolcott, 1990) for an audience that is not already familiar with both the methods and the philosophical commitments that underpin qualitative research. This book is intended to do all of these things to some extent, or to refer you to other authors who I think do them well, but its original contribution is in using as a concrete example a particular research study that I completed. This allows me to reflect on the processes and practices, and particularly the choices, involved in qualitative classroom research, and to illustrate those reflections in a very practical way.
Title:Weaving Narrative Nets to Capture Classrooms: Multimethod Qualitative Approaches for Educational…Format:PaperbackDimensions:190 pagesPublished:February 15, 2007Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Preface.- Acknowledgements.-One:Disciplined Inquiry in Chaotic Contexts.-Two:Fitting into the Field.-Three:But How Good is it?-Four:Measuring the Tale.-Five:Research Questions and Contexts.-Six:Expectations and Constraints.-Seven:Constructivism and the Nature of Science.-Eight:Places to Stand, Ways to Look.-School Stories:Prologue: Farewells. On the First Day. Teachers. Violence and Love. The Aggressive Uses of Irony. Trusting Tony. Depression, Incest and the Nature of Science.Divers Alarums. Happy Endings? Talking to Carolyn. Of Nurture and Curriculum. Goodbye, Farewell and Amen.-Nine:Tales of Different Kinds.-Ten:The Real World?-Eleven:Love and Life, Teaching and Learning.-Twelve:Where to from Here?-References.- Index.