Up Close and Personal: The Teaching and Learning of Narrative Research

Pages: 288
Item #: 431689A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-940-6
List Price: $39.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $29.95
Copyright: 2003
Format: Hardcover
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

Up Close and Personal, edited by Ruthellen Josselson, Amia Lieblich, and Dan P. McAdams, is the second volume in the series The Narrative Study of Lives, which brings together a diverse group of scholars who, in engaging and highly personal voices, share their experiences in doing and teaching narrative research. Chapters offer a wide variety of innovative techniques and expansive theoretical perspectives that will be immensely helpful to both novices and long-time teachers of qualitative methods, as well as to students.

In this volume, chapter authors successfully challenge readers to think about narrative research in its own context through narrating their own struggles with the ambiguities of this approach. Reflecting on their work with both graduate and undergraduate students, these authors explore ways of managing common pitfalls and frustrations. At the same time, the authors relate professional triumphs that illustrate effective teaching of narrative research.

This book is part of The Narrative Study of Lives series.

Table of Contents




  1. Painting Lessons
    —Suzanne C. Ouellette
  2. An Epistemological Approach to the Teaching of Narrative Research
    —Blythe McVicker Clinchy
  3. Qualitative Research in Psychology: Teaching an Interpretive Process
    —Annie G. Rogers
  4. Researchers as Protagonists in Teaching and Learning Qualitative Research
    —Colette Daiute and Michelle Fine
  5. Learning to Listen: Narrative Principles in a Qualitative Research Methods Course
    —Susan E. Chase
  6. Listening to Holocaust Survivors: Interpreting a Repeated Story
    —Henry Greenspan
  7. Teaching Interpretation
    —Richard Ochberg
  8. Task, Process, and Discomfort in the Interpretation of Life Histories
    —George C. Rosenwald
  9. The Prototypical Scene: A Method for Generating Psychobiographical Hypotheses
    —William Todd Schultz
  10. A Psychological Perspective on the Relationship of William and Henry James
    —James William Anderson
  11. Writers as Readers in Narrative Inquiry: Learning From Biography
    —Steven Weiland
  12. Braiding Essence: Learning What I Thought I Already Knew About Teaching Qualitative Research
    —Margot Ely
  13. Dialogic Pedagogy: Developing Narrative Research Perspectives Through Conversation
    —Mary Gergen and Sara N. Davis
  14. A Framework for Narrative Research Proposals in Psychology
    —Ruthellen Josselson and Amia Lieblich

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors