Review: Catherine Kohler Riessman (2008). Narrative Methods for the Human Sciences

  • R. Lyle Duque Life Skills Therapy Center, Manila
Keywords: narrative inquiry, narrative analysis, qualitative research, trustworthiness and rigor in qualitative research


Narrative inquiry is increasingly being used across disciplines in the human sciences to investigate a multitude of questions. In this review, RIESSMAN's book on narrative methods is discussed. The review focuses on how she situates narrative tradition within the broader landscape of qualitative research and her presentation of a typology of analytic methods in narrative inquiry. It will discuss her perspectives on data construction and the issue of validity in narrative research. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1001193


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Author Biography

R. Lyle Duque, Life Skills Therapy Center, Manila
R. Lyle DUQUE is the founding editor of the Philippine Journal of Occupational Therapy and the program director of Life Skills Therapy Center in Tarlac City, Philippines. He has done work using grounded theory and is currently undertaking narrative research on occupational therapy and environmental preservation and a phenomenological study on transition experiences of parents who have children with special needs entering school for the first time.
How to Cite
Duque, R. L. (2009). Review: Catherine Kohler Riessman (2008). Narrative Methods for the Human Sciences. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 11(1).