A four-stage framework for conducting feminist storytelling research
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- Nurse researcher, 2019, 27 (1), pp. 8 - 11
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©2019 RCN Publishing Company Ltd. All rights reserved. Not to be copied, transmitted or recorded in any way, in whole or part, without prior permission of the publishers. BACKGROUND: Storytelling is a contemporary research method increasingly used in qualitative interpretive research. Despite its popularity, there is a paucity of information providing detailed processes for conducting storytelling research that also incorporates a feminist perspective. AIM: To provide a four-stage framework for conducting feminist storytelling research. DISCUSSION: Systematic approaches or frameworks can help researchers conducting feminist storytelling studies. The authors discuss a framework for the sequential process of conducting storytelling research that embraces the tenets of feminist standpoint theory. This four-staged framework consists of the steps taken to prepare for the collection and analysis of data, as well as to disseminate the research's findings, from etic (procedural) and emic (feminist) perspectives. The authors demonstrate the use of the framework by applying it to a study of mothering. CONCLUSION: Use of a purposeful approach to feminist storytelling research may increase its auditability and verification. IMPLICATIONS FOR PRACTICE: The authors anticipate that the framework can be adapted into an effective tool to support researchers interested in conducting feminist storytelling research.
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