Skip to content

Toggle service links

You are here

  1. Home
  2. Cancer narratives and methodological uncertainties

Cancer narratives and methodological uncertainties

This article considers the methodological uncertainties arising in the early months of a research project that involves the secondary data analysis, using narrative analysis methods, of lengthy interview transcripts with cancer patients and their main informal carers. It revisits the particular social contexts, purposes and intentions involved in the creation of the interview transcripts, then considers the new methodological challenges involved. A sociological preference for the analysis of narrative content rather than narrative form is examined, before being set aside in favour of exploring both content and form in broader social context.

Access source material through DOI
Additional Titles
Qualitative Research

Key Information

Type of Reference
Jour
ISBN/ISSN
1468-7941
Resource Database
Web of science - exported 12/7/2016
Publication Year
2008
Issue Number
3
Volume Number
8
Start Page
423-433
AuthorsThemes