Analyzing Biographies and Narratives

Graham Gibbs

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This chapter examines what the analysis of narratives, stories and biographies has added to qualitative research and looks at the sources and functions of narratives. It examines the particular content and themes of life histories or biographies. These general features are put into context for analysis by a set of practical approaches to analysis and by examination of an example narrative. The chapter ends with a discussion of the structure of narratives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDocumentary & Archival Research
EditorsJason Hughes, John Goodwin
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherSAGE Publications Ltd
VolumeVolume Two: Analyzing Human Documents
ISBN (Print)9781446210949
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameSAGE Benchmarks in Social Research Methods
PublisherSage Publications Ltd.


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