This chapter endeavors to map the terrain of the narrative landscape. In so doing we use two broad categories, firstly methodological questions, which includes the ontological and epistemological basis of the research, the nature of the relationship between the researcher and researched, and whether the research focuses on the individual or on societal contexts and concerns. Secondly method questions, which includes the nature of the evidence, the analytical processes used, and the representation of the research product. We seek to draw attention to the way the same terms are used by different authors in different ways. We hope this assists narrative researchers in the field further develop ideas in a continued commitment to the scholarship of narrative research.
Narrative research in practice: stories from the field / Dwyer, Rachael, Davis, Ian, Emerald, Elke (eds): pp.1-25