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Title:Fictive Text: A Narrative Source for Communicating Experience in Higher Education Research
Author(s):Rybka, Kathryn M.
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):M. Christopher Brown, II
Department / Program:Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Higher
Abstract:It examines the evolution of the qualitative research paradigm in order to provide a theoretical framework for locating the new narrative forms in social science writing. Additionally, several key devices which influence current qualitative inquiry are also considered: ethnographic text, the hermeneutic perspective, and the use of analogy and metaphor. A special emphasis is placed on the college novel genre, and its efficacy as a narrative source for communicating lived experience in higher education settings. The historical timeline of the qualitative research paradigm, a survey of the above textual concepts and methods, as well as five original narrative works provide a foundation for fiction to be explored as a potential source of scholarship in higher education research.
Issue Date:2002
Description:215 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3044213
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2002

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