Elicitation techniques and narrative analysis

Elicitation techniques and narrative analysis

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The Hanson Room

Humanities Bridgeford Street Building

Oxford Road

University of Manchester

M13 9PL

United Kingdom

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This half day workshop aims to show how elicitation techniques used in semi-structured/narrative interviews can be a powerful tool for capturing aspects of people’s everyday lives. It also offers practical suggestions of how you might analyse data where elicitation techniques have been used.

The first part of the workshop explains why you might want to use elicitation techniques to complement qualitative interviews and offers an overview of several elicitation techniques. It also discusses some potential issues and barriers that need thinking through when using elicitation techniques in interviews.

The workshop includes practical/hands-on activities to facilitate learning. Therefore participants are asked to complete a relational time-line prior to attending the workshop and to bring an object and/or photograph that relates to a particular moment noted down on their time-line. The time-line, object/photograph will be used in a paired activity to narrate this particular moment. Using elicitation techniques personally to tell stories gives participants the opportunity to experience first hand the power that using objects/photos in the process of telling stories about everyday lives can have.

The second part of the workshop outlines and offers suggestions for how you might thematically analyse interviews where elicitation techniques have been used. Participants are invited to have a go at thematically analysing portions of qualitative interview transcripts that focus on civilly partnered couples in a joint interview, narrating their relational time-lines. Participants will be encouraged to explore the theme of how couples in joint interviews approach the narration of their time-lines.

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The Hanson Room

Humanities Bridgeford Street Building

Oxford Road

University of Manchester

M13 9PL

United Kingdom

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