A journey through narrative inquiry to autoethnography

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This article describes my journey of analysing my doctoral data narratively. It starts with the use of narrative inquiry, a research methodology which studies experience as story, and moves to autoethnography, an autobiographical research approach, in the form of my personal narrative. I use four key metaphors as a means of exploring the relationship between both methodologies, painting a picture of my experience of narrative data analysis and helping to understand that experience. Implications of using narrative inquiry and autoethnography for educational practice are then offered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNarrative and Metaphor in Education: Look Both Ways
EditorsMichael Hanne, Anna A. Kaal
Place of PublicationAbingdon, UK
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 7 Dec 2018


  • narrative data analysis
  • narrative inquiry
  • autoethnography
  • experience


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