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Whose stories matter? Re-vising, reflecting and re-discovering a researcher's embodied experience as a narrative inquirer

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McMahon, J and McGannon, R, Whose stories matter? Re-vising, reflecting and re-discovering a researcher's embodied experience as a narrative inquirer, Sport Education and Society, 21, (1) pp. 96-113. ISSN 1357-3322 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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© 2015 Taylor & Francis

DOI: doi:10.1080/13573322.2015.1076779

Abstract

This paper centres on one researcher’s narrative inquiry of embodied experience. The purpose of this paper is to initiate and extend dialogue which highlights potential possibilities and limitations for those researchers and participants who choose to engage with the narrative inquiry approach. Of special concern are four points or evocations that have been enacted and/or encountered by a researcher (Author 1) as a narrative inquirer over the past seven years. Those being; narrative and the (re)presentation of lived experience; constraints imposed by positivists; the double-edged sword of evocation and verisimilitude, and the potentiality of initiating catharsis. This paper provides personal insights into how one researcher’s reactions to tensions, positivist constraints in and through the narrative inquiry process led her to, in some instances to conform to narrative critics’ impositions. The narrative inquiry of embodied experience included in this paper is by no means conclusive, finalised or absolute; it does, however, represent a cross section of conformance as well as theoretical and methodological realisations and tensions encountered.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:narrative inquiry, narrative, creative analytical practices, alternate representations, embodiment
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Other Education
Research Field:Education not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other Education and Training
Objective Field:Education and Training not elsewhere classified
Author:McMahon, J (Dr Jennifer McMahon)
ID Code:105263
Year Published:2016
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-12-16
Last Modified:2017-11-01
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