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Titel From What to How; Contemporary Narrative Methodology in Health Care Research
Kursnummer 2670
Program Vårdvetenskap (PUF-V)
Språk Engelska
Antal högskolepoäng 4.0
Datum 2021-09-30 -- 2021-11-23
Kursansvarig institution Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle
Särskild behörighet
Kursens syfte The aim of the course is for the doctoral students to develop an overview of theory and application of contemporary narrative and interpretive methods in health-care research and to develop knowledge and skills in applying this knowledge in their own project. Furthermore, the purpose is for the doctoral student to develop knowledge and
proficiency in using qualitative methods to study processes and multifaceted phenomena.
Kursens lärandemål - Ability to design relevant narrative and interpretative studies based on own research question.
- Ability to perform narrative and interpretative analyses on own data material with supervision.
- Ability to analyse and discuss quality and relevance of narrative and interpretative methodology in relation to own question and relevant discourses in health care science.
Kursens innehåll - Positioning of narrative and interpretative analysis in relation to other qualitative methodology.
- Definitions of central concepts used in narrative and interpretative methodologies
- Methodological approaches in narrative and interpretative methods that focus on:(1) verbal data, (2) observed action, and (3) processes utilizing multiple data materials.
- Design of a study based on own research question that is well suited for narrative and interpretative methodology.
- Skill training in use of narrative and interpretative strategies in analyses of data from own project.
Arbetsformer The course will be given over one semester with course meetings in the form of workshops. The workshops will consist of lectures, seminars, and study groups with supervision. Students will participate in study groups depending on the form of the narrative analyses they choose to practice. This training format targets the learning needs of each student. Students will use their own data material and be supervised by an expert in the most suitable narrative methodology in the study groups. Between workshops, students will collaborate with help of an IT based platform.
Obligatoriska moment Participation is mandatory at workshops. In case of absence students will be given additional assignments
Examination Criteria for pass; Fulfillment of learning outcomes.
Students will be given written feedback on assignement in relation to learning outcomes.
Kurslitteratur och övriga läromedel Mandatory literature:

Alsaker, S., Bongaardt, R., & Josephsson, S. (2009). Studying narrative-in-action in women with chronic rheumatic conditions. Qualitative health research, 19(8), 1154-1161.

Gustavsson A. (2000). Tolkning och Tolkningsteori 1. Introduktion [Interpretation and Interpretation Theory 1. Introduction.]. Stockholm: Pedagogiska Institutionen, Stockholms Universitet.

Hyden, L-C. (1997). Illness and narrative. Sociological Health Ill, 19(1), 48-69.

Josephsson, S., & Alsaker, S. (2015). Narrative methodology: A tool to access unfolding and situated meaning in occupation. In S. Nayar & M. Stanley (Eds.), Qualitative research methodologies for occupational science and occupational therapy (pp. 70–83). New York, NY: Routledge.

Mattingly, C. (1998). Healing dramas and clinical plots: The narrative structure of experience. Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press.

Polkinghorne, D. E. (1995). Narrative configuration in qualitative analysis. Qualitative Studies in Education, 8(1), 5-23.

Recommended literature:

Bruner, J. (1986). Actual minds, open worlds. Cambridge, MA: Harward University Press.

Jonsson, H., Nyman, A. & Josephsson, S. (2008) Narrativ Analys. In Granskär, M., & Höglund-Nielsen, B. (2012). Tillämpad kvalitativ forskning inom hälso-och sjukvård. [Applied qualitative research in caring sciences]. Studentlitteratur.

Kleinman, A. (2006). What really matters: Living a moral life amidst uncertainty and danger. Oxford: Oxford
University Press.

Nyman, A., Josephsson, S. & Isaksson, G. (2012) Being part of an enacted togetherness: Narratives of elderly
people with depression. Journal of Aging Studies.26(4) 410-418.

Polkinghorne, D. E. (1996). Transformative narratives: From victimic to agentic life plots. American Journal of
Occupational Therapy, 50, 299-305.

Catherine Kohler Riessman (2008). Narrative Methods for the Human Sciences. CA, USA: SAGE Publications.
Antal studenter 8 - 25
Urval av studenter Selection will be based on 1) the relevance of the course syllabus for the applicant's doctoral project (according to written motivation), 2) start date of doctoral studies (priority given to earlier start date)
Övrig information The course is held September 30, October 1, October 25-26 and November 22-23.
Ytterligare kursledare Sissel Alsaker, professor NTNU - Trondheim.
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Kursansvarig Staffan Josephsson
Institutionen för neurobiologi, vårdvetenskap och samhälle
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