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Multiple Case Narrative: A Qualitative Approach to Studying Multiple Populations


reviewed by Heather Richmond June 23, 2006

coverTitle: Multiple Case Narrative: A Qualitative Approach to Studying Multiple Populations
Author(s): Asher Shkedi
Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing Company, Amsterdam
ISBN: 9027226474, Pages: 210, Year: 2005
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The organization of the book moves from the introduction to the research assumptions of a multiple case narrative provided in Chapter 1 to a review of qualitative and constructivist types of research approaches such as meta-ethnographies, collective case studies, and more in Chapter 2. In Chapter 3, the author presents the conceptual framework for inquiries in the constructivist/qualitative mode. The conceptual framework consists of four components. The first component focuses on theoretical assumptions and subsequent perspectives. Shkedi reminds us that “the narrative researcher begins research with an open mind but not an empty head” (p. 31). He persuasively addresses constructivists’ claims for generalization to a larger population. The second component is that of research interests and design based on problematizing issues,  while setting conceptual boundaries considering “…what is…what may be, and…what could be” (Schofield, 1990, p.209). The third component is the development of research questions in which the researcher moves... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 23, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12548, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 7:59:53 AM

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  • Heather Richmond
    St. Thomas University
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    HEATHER RICHMOND the chair of a small education faculty at St. Thomas University in New Brunswick, Canada. She is an associate professor of literacy and education, teaching pre-service teachers. She is also a narrative researcher and is currently a co-investigator in a federally funded, multiple case study of immigrant communities in Atlantic Canada.
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