Saturday, 16 April 2011

Multi vocality

As individuals we take on many roles, employee, friend, mother, father etc etc. During the narrative interview process those roles are critical to the story being told. One 'voice' may be in conflict with another or may confirm and validate. Acknowledging those different voices is crucial to understand both the lived story and the told story. Why does one person thread their personal life in with their career and another not mention it? The narrative interview enables these voices to be heard should the participant wish it to be so. As a researcher paying attention to the many voices is helping me to understand the threads and themes within the stories.

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