Action Research and Narratives: 'Finely Aware and Richly Responsible'

June 2007

Source: Educational Action Research, Volume 15, Issue 2  June 2007, pages 295 - 303

This paper explores the central place of stories and narratives in action research practices and accounts to argue that it is hard to imagine how we might do or write about action research in a non-storied way.

The paper argues that good stories help us to think well and more wisely about ourselves and our practice. An historical example is chosen to illustrate the compelling potential of stories about real people and real lives, followed by a teasing out of six methodological issues that arise.

Updated: Jan. 07, 2008