Beyond listening: the value of co-research in the co-construction of narratives. Qualitative Research

Lyndon, Sandra and Edwards, Becky (2021) Beyond listening: the value of co-research in the co-construction of narratives. Qualitative Research. Qualitative Research. pp. 1-19. ISSN 1468-7941

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Abstract

In this article, we discuss how co-research – two researchers working together at each stage of the research process – can be used to analyse narratives created from qualitative interviews (drawing on Brown and Gilligan’s Listening Guide). We argue that co-research affords a richness and depth of analysis and propagates multiple, layered interpretations through a process of co-reflection. To illustrate our approach, we present an analysis of two case studies from the ‘From Adversity to University’ project, a longitudinal qualitative study evaluating the effectiveness of a bridging module as a way into higher education for students who have been affected by homelessness in England. We co-reflect on how our participants, our relationship with our participants and our relationship with each other as researchers has changed over time. We conclude that a co-researcher approach to analysing narratives is textually and emotionally enriching, as the co-constructed multiple interpretations transform not just the analysis of the text but also the relationship between researchers and their participants in new and unexpected ways.

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Additional Information: Lyndon, S. and Edwards, B. (2021) ‘Beyond listening: the value of co-research in the co-construction of narratives’, Qualitative Research. https://doi.org/10.1177/1468794121999600.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Narrative, I-poems, co-research, Listening Guide, co-construction, homelessness, widening participation
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Departments > Childhood and Youth
Depositing User: Sandra Lyndon
Date Deposited: 20 May 2021 10:09
Last Modified: 20 May 2021 10:09
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/5765

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