Narrative interviews: an important resource in qualitative research

Authors

  • Camila Junqueira Muylaert Faculty of Public Health, University of São Paulo
  • Vicente Sarubbi Jr Faculty of Public Health, University of São Paulo
  • Paulo Rogério Gallo Faculty of Public Health, University of São Paulo
  • Modesto Leite Rolim Neto Federal University of Ceara
  • Alberto Olavo Advincula Reis Faculty of Public Health, University of São Paulo

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https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420140000800027

Abstract

Objetives This methodological study explain and emphasize the extent and fertility of the narrative interview in qualitative research. Methods To describe the narrative method within the qualitative research. Results The qualitative research method is characterized by addressing issues related to the singularities of the field and individuals investigated, being the narrative interviews a powerful method for use by researchers who aggregate it. They allow the deepening of research, the combination of life stories with socio-historical contexts, making the understanding of the senses that produce changes in the beliefs and values that motivate and justify the actions of possible informants. Conclusion The use of narrative is an advantageous investigative resource in qualitative research, in which the narrative is a traditional form of communication whose purpose is to serve content from which the subjective experiences can be transmitted.

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Published

2014-12-01

How to Cite

Muylaert, C. J., Sarubbi Jr, V., Gallo, P. R., Neto, M. L. R., & Reis, A. O. A. (2014). Narrative interviews: an important resource in qualitative research . Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 48(spe2), 184-189. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-623420140000800027

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