Research Methods for Studying Narrative Identity: A Primer

Jonathan M. Adler, William L. Dunlop, Robyn Fivush, Jennifer P. Lilgendahl, Jennifer Lodi-Smith, Dan P. McAdams, Kate C. McLean, Monisha Pasupathi, Moin Syed

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This article provides a primer for researchers seeking an introduction to quantitative narrative research methods. It represents a consensus document of most common practices used by the coauthors. Key elements of conducting narrative research (e.g., asking narrative questions, designing narrative prompts, collecting narratives, coding narratives) are discussed along with limitations to this approach and future directions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)519-527
Number of pages9
JournalSocial Psychological and Personality Science
Volume8
Issue number5
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StatePublished - Jul 1 2017

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  • narrative identity
  • narrative methods
  • personality development
  • personality structure
  • self/identity

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Adler, J. M., Dunlop, W. L., Fivush, R., Lilgendahl, J. P., Lodi-Smith, J., McAdams, D. P., ... Syed, M. (2017). Research Methods for Studying Narrative Identity: A Primer. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 8(5), 519-527. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550617698202

Research Methods for Studying Narrative Identity : A Primer. / Adler, Jonathan M.; Dunlop, William L.; Fivush, Robyn; Lilgendahl, Jennifer P.; Lodi-Smith, Jennifer; McAdams, Dan P.; McLean, Kate C.; Pasupathi, Monisha; Syed, Moin.

In: Social Psychological and Personality Science, Vol. 8, No. 5, 01.07.2017, p. 519-527.

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Adler, JM, Dunlop, WL, Fivush, R, Lilgendahl, JP, Lodi-Smith, J, McAdams, DP, McLean, KC, Pasupathi, M & Syed, M 2017, 'Research Methods for Studying Narrative Identity: A Primer', Social Psychological and Personality Science, vol. 8, no. 5, pp. 519-527. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550617698202
Adler JM, Dunlop WL, Fivush R, Lilgendahl JP, Lodi-Smith J, McAdams DP et al. Research Methods for Studying Narrative Identity: A Primer. Social Psychological and Personality Science. 2017 Jul 1;8(5):519-527. https://doi.org/10.1177/1948550617698202
Adler, Jonathan M. ; Dunlop, William L. ; Fivush, Robyn ; Lilgendahl, Jennifer P. ; Lodi-Smith, Jennifer ; McAdams, Dan P. ; McLean, Kate C. ; Pasupathi, Monisha ; Syed, Moin. / Research Methods for Studying Narrative Identity : A Primer. In: Social Psychological and Personality Science. 2017 ; Vol. 8, No. 5. pp. 519-527.
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