Validity Issues in Narrative Research

  title={Validity Issues in Narrative Research},
  author={Donald E. Polkinghorne},
  journal={Qualitative Inquiry},
  pages={471 - 486}
Attention to the judgments about the validity of research-generated knowledge claims is integral to all social science research. During the past several decades, knowledge development has been split into two communities: conventional researchers and reformist researchers. Narrative research is positioned within the reformist community. The two communities use different kinds of data and employ different analytic processes. In both communities, researchers develop arguments to convince readers… 
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