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Arts Based Research

  • Narrative Inquiry is telling a story through narrative. 
  • May encompass fiction/non-fiction elements.
  • Small sample sizes are appropriate and may reveal rich data through the telling of personal narratives. 
  • "The narrative method or narrative inquiry attempts to collaboratively access participants' life experiences and engage in a process of storying and restorying in order to reveal multidimensional meanings and present an authentic and compelling rendering of the data... Research based on narrative inquiry produces arts-based writings" (Leavy, 2009, p.27-28).

Using Stories and Symbols as Evidence