Excavating and (Re)presenting Stories: Narrative Inquiry as an Emergent Methodology in the Field of Adult Vocational Education and Technology
Aaron Zimmerman, Jeong-Hee Kim, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, United States
IJAVET Volume 8, Number 2, ISSN 1947-8607 Publisher: IGI Global
Narrative inquiry has been a popular methodology in different disciplines for the last few decades. Using stories, narrative inquiry illuminates lived experience, serving as a valuable complement to research methodologies that are rooted in positivist epistemologies. In this article, we present a brief introduction to narrative inquiry including narrative data collection, analysis and interpretation. Situating narrative inquiry under the umbrella of post-qualitative research, we argue that, because of its ability to communicate evocative stories and to inspire empathy, narrative inquiry is an indispensable methodology in the study of human being and becoming, making this methodology an important contribution to the field of adult vocational education and technology.
Zimmerman, A. & Kim, J.H. (2017). Excavating and (Re)presenting Stories: Narrative Inquiry as an Emergent Methodology in the Field of Adult Vocational Education and Technology. International Journal of Adult Vocational Education and Technology, 8(2), 16-28. IGI Global.