The use of Social Network Analysis (SNA) techniques to explore lived experiences and gain authenticity through interviews with participants in qualitative, narrative, and human inquiry research

Reed, Lisa (2020) The use of Social Network Analysis (SNA) techniques to explore lived experiences and gain authenticity through interviews with participants in qualitative, narrative, and human inquiry research. In: LED Showcase Conference 2020, 3rd December 2020, Online. (Unpublished) Full text not available from this repository.

Abstract

Capturing the authentic voices of participants through the research process can be problematic (Kvale, 1996). Michael Eraut (2000), through extensive research of workplace learning, highlights a problem arising in using semi-structured interviews alone: ‘they are
more likely to refer to formal learning than non-formal learning’ (p.119). He suggests the use of mediating objects to help participants ‘…make sense of their experience and understand issues and alternative perspectives more clearly.’ (2000: p.120). The use of
adopting techniques developed through SNA and network mapping in my research is an attempt to follow this advice and I draw on the work of researchers, such as Gauntlett (2007), who are developing thinking in related research methods involving mediating artefacts in interviews.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Departments: Research Centres > Learning Education and Development (LED)
Depositing User: Christian Stretton
Date Deposited: 04 Dec 2020 13:29
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2021 10:54
URI: https://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/5815

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