Episodic Narrative Interviews: Collecting Stories of Experience in Educational Development

Session Time and Location

Tue, 5 Jun 2018
9:00am to 12:00pm
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Dunwoody B
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Session Format


Episodic narrative interviewing is an innovative and accessible research method that allows researchers to delve deeply into personal experiences of educational development, while also enabling assessment of broader trends across a number of research participants and locations.  This workshop will allow for an in-depth exploration of the episodic narrative interview method.  It will feature a combination of presentations, collaborative work, and time for individual practice.  Following brief introductions to each aspect of the episodic narrative interview method, participants will explore options for implementation and work toward designing a well-aligned episodic narrative interview research project.  
  • Session References +
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