Welcome to the Centre for Narrative Research blog!

The Centre for Narrative Research (CNR) is the leading international centre for narrative work in the social sciences. CNR aims to generate and develop innovative narrative research of all kinds, and to bring narrative researchers from all over the world into productive dialogue.

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The Centrefornarrativeresearch blog is for discussions and comments on any and all matters concerning narrative research that interest you. We will be asking Centre members and associates to write posts occasionally, but please volunteer contributions whenever you like

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  1. Hi everyone
    I am new to this blog and forgive me if this is a much-debated issue, however I am interested in people’s ideas on using computer assisted data analysis within narrative research. I am doing a project (as part of my PhD at Univ NSW in Sydney) involving about 20 participants who have left fundamentalist and evangelical churches – and charting the effects on identity and sense of self. I have a largely Foucauldian theory base, as I am researching the effects of a dispersed system of power on identity. I too have left such a church, and want to do a dialogic-perfomative narr analysis, of how the story is shaped by the audience (myself), as well as a thematic analysis. How do fellow researchers find using software combined with a manual analysis, or do people prefer mostly a manual approach? I am a Mac user, and find nVivo very fraught. Keeps crashing etc. A colleague suggested Hyper Research. Any thoughts? Thanks!

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