Co-creation of Narrative Data: An Ethical and Methodological Challenge
2016 (English)In: International Journal of Qualitative Methods, ISSN 1609-4069, E-ISSN 1609-4069, Vol. 15, no 1Article in journal, Meeting abstract (Refereed) Published
In qualitative research articles, different approaches to narrative analysis are frequently described. Even though methods for collecting data are described, less focus has been put on narrative data from an epistemological point of view. However, as humans, we live in a storied world. To narrate is a way to create meaning by organizing and structuring events, and the narrative is also considered to have an identity-creating nature. This has implications for research not only for how we represent the world in our research but also for how we understand the interaction between interviewer and interviewee. Hence, narration cannot be reduced to the transformation of data from the participant to the researcher. Rather narration must be understood as a way to relate to another human being. In this presentation, I will take my point of departure in narration as an aspect of self-understanding, and the ethical and methodological challenges associated with the dialogical relationship between the researcher and the participant. Influenced by Paul Ricoeur’s philosophy as well as theories about caring conversation I will reflect on the significance of concepts like autonomy, mutuality, asymmetry, and presence in relation to narrative research. This reflection will provide basis not only for ethical reflections but also for methodological considerations concerning trustworthiness and narrative truth.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2016. Vol. 15, no 1
Data collection, Hermeneutic research, Ethics
Medical and Health Sciences Health Sciences
Research subject Care Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-34761DOI: 10.1177/1609406916672113ISI: 000389921700479OAI: oai:DiVA.org:mdh-34761DiVA: diva2:1071016
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