The aim of this report is to provide the reader with an insight into how one form of narrative analysis – dialogical narrative analysis (Frank, 2010, 2012) – might be conducted and written up as a journal article or dissertation. The report summarizes research conducted by Caddick, Smith and Phoenix (2015) on the effects of surfing and the natural environment on combat veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder. The original project used narrative to explore the veterans’ life stories and the role of surfing in their post-trauma lives. The project also integrated insights from phenomenology to explore in greater depth the physical and sensory details of the veterans’ surfing experiences and how these were storied by the participants. This report provides a truncated version of the original paper, interspersed with reflec- tions on the process of doing a dialogical narrative analysis.
|Title of host publication||Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology (2nd ed.)|
|Editors||Evanthia Lyons, Adrian Coyle|
|Place of Publication||London, U. K.|
|Pages||353 - 365|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2016|