- 京都大学大学院教育学研究科紀要 (ISSN:13452142)
- vol.54, pp.138-151, 2008-03-31
While narrative based inquiry became one of the main qualitative study and method across a wide variety of disciplines, narrative based inquiry had crowded the field of qualitative study. Also, a definition of "narrative" was not integrated yet. In this paper, drawing Mishler's (1995) model of narrative analysis, three categories of the narrative analysis model (1.Reference and temporal order, 2.Textual coherence and structure, 3. Narrative functions) were described. After examination, the three categories of narrative analysis model, multilayered contexts in which narratives were generated were refocused as an important perspective. Four contexts were extracted and explained, i.e., 1. an aspect of interaction of narratives, 2. an aspect of social action of narratives, and linkage between narrative and social historical contexts, 3. outside narratives and undertone narratives, 4. multi voices and life around the narrator's life. Finally, a connection between narrative and the self was discussed, introducing a concept of "transitional space" (Sclater, 2003) to narrative based inquiry.