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Nisrin left a comment for Tom Wengraf
"Sorry Tom! it's: na347@cam.ac.uk. thanks again Nisrin"
Oct 23, 2012
Rebecca O'Shaughnessy left a comment for Tom Wengraf
"Dear Tom,  I hope you are well. I have just begun the first year of my PhD and was advised to contact you as I intend to use BNIM during my research. I am particularly interested in it's use as a method with children and with individuals…"
Feb 14, 2012
Tom Wengraf replied to Arlene Katherine Wood's discussion 'Study Using Narratives and Real Life Model' in the group Critical realism and biographical research
"I'm afraid, Arlene, I really don't understand what you are saying. What is the "this"/"it" that you are talking about in your first sentence? What is the relation between the "models" in your second clause and…"
Aug 17, 2010
Tom Wengraf commented on Alexandra Cuncev's group 'Narrative Research'
"Nobody would be saying "Do uncritical analysis", so I wouldn't worry about this.The main thing is (a) what data that already exists are you interested in using (like published data)?; (b) what data about whom or what does not exist…"
Aug 16, 2010
Tom Wengraf commented on Alexandra Cuncev's group 'Narrative Research'
"Dr Swati, your last email makes a further point critical. What level of depth and scope are you funded for? If you are a self-funded PhD student, you might be able to explore at most the health communication strategies (you haven't specify…"
Aug 16, 2010
Tom Wengraf commented on Alexandra Cuncev's group 'Narrative Research'
"Short thought about Janet's thought about the importance of the research question being asked, with which I completely agree. Chapters 3 and 4 of my textbook 'Qualitative research interviewing: biographic narrative and semi-structured…"
Aug 16, 2010
Tom Wengraf commented on Alexandra Cuncev's group 'Narrative Research'
"Who or what would be the 'actor' having a 'strategy'? (if an organisation, what type of organisation? Communicating what about whose health to whom? Through what medium or media? The 'strategy' as alleged in words, or…"
Aug 16, 2010
Tom Wengraf commented on Alexandra Cuncev's group 'Narrative Research'
"You seems to be multiplying the questions of relations between very abstract concepts. Until it is clear what the basic problem is for which you are asking these questions of terminology, then I doubt that you will get satisfactory answers. What is…"
Aug 15, 2010
Tom Wengraf commented on Alexandra Cuncev's group 'Narrative Research'
"Re Dr. Swati. I think of qualitative research as covering a very wide range of data-gathering methods, and of gathering narratives (narrative research) as being one type of datum that qualitative researchers may wish to gather."
Aug 15, 2010
Tom Wengraf replied to Rob Sheffield's discussion 'Analysing narrative interviews' in the group Narrative Research
"The problem of the conditions of 'closure' and of 'opening up' is a very interesting one. The various methodologies for looking at narrative interviews are also available and can be productive. Unfortunately, I doubt whether…"
Jul 9, 2010
Tom Wengraf joined Adam Mrozowicki's group
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Critical realism and biographical research

A group exploring the possibilities, advantages and limitations of connecting critical realist ontology and biographical methods in social sciences.
Apr 30, 2010
Rob Sheffield left a comment for Tom Wengraf
"Hi Tom, I'd be interested to get a summary of your Biographic-narrative interpretive method, as you mentioned in one of your previous notes. I'm a Phd student, and have conducted most, but not all, of my interviews now. I'm doing an…"
Apr 28, 2010
Tom Wengraf left a comment for Neil Armitage
"If you contact me directly with your email address, I'll be happy to send you one. Please replace the 'AT' in the address below by the convention al symbol. tomATtomwengraf.com best wishes. Tom"
Feb 5, 2010
Tom Wengraf commented on Alexandra Cuncev's group 'Narrative Research'
"Why Methodspace won't let email addresses be provided I would like to know. The last line of my previous comment is tomATtomwengraf.com. Could methodspace please explain policy to us all?"
Feb 1, 2010
Tom Wengraf commented on Alexandra Cuncev's group 'Narrative Research'
"A particular method of doing and interpreting biographic narratives is that known as BNIM (biographic-narrative interpretive method). Some 30 PhD students have so far completed their PhDs using it, another 30 are still in process of completion. Many…"
Feb 1, 2010
Tom Wengraf commented on Alexandra Cuncev's group 'Narrative Research'
"My email address is tomATtomwengraf.com, but I think Methodspace has been designed to eliminate email addresses. Sneaky! Will this get through?"
Nov 18, 2009

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At 17:56 on October 23, 2012, Nisrin said…

Sorry Tom! it's: na347@cam.ac.uk.

thanks again

Nisrin

At 10:40 on February 14, 2012, Rebecca O'Shaughnessy said…

Dear Tom, 

I hope you are well. I have just begun the first year of my PhD and was advised to contact you as I intend to use BNIM during my research. I am particularly interested in it's use as a method with children and with individuals with mental health difficulties. Any assistance with this matter would be greatly appreciated. 

Kind regards, 

R

At 12:18 on April 28, 2010, Rob Sheffield said…
Hi Tom,

I'd be interested to get a summary of your Biographic-narrative interpretive method, as you mentioned in one of your previous notes. I'm a Phd student, and have conducted most, but not all, of my interviews now.

I'm doing an interpretivist, qualitative study, and am looking at the experiences of groups expected to generate creative ideas in their work. When do they/when don't they, and what personal and interpersonal factors are involved.

Many thanks, Rob
At 10:45 on September 29, 2009, Nadia Ahouari_Idri said…
At 9:12am on September 29, 2009, Tom Wengraf said…
Dear Lounis, Thanks for your invitation. What is the research topic of your PhD? I started a PhD on Algerian independence, agrarian reform and autogestion in the 1960s but never completed it, and haven't worked on Algeria since then. My current concerns are qualitative research interviews using biographic narratives. I've published a book with Sage (2001) on the subject and also provide a free electronic copy of a Short Guide and Detailed Manual to Biographic Narrative interpretive Method to anyone who wants it. I'm not doing any research of my own at the moment, just teaching BNIM approaches in different contexts. Best wishes. Tom.


Dear Tom; That's Nadia from Algeria. That's to apologize for the mis-understanding that occurred. Lounis is my cousin and he used my PC. Hence, his page remained open. It's me who wanted to invite you and Lounis might be surprised when seeing this answer. Anyway, I'm Mrs Nadia Ahouari-Idri, a faculty lecturer in the Department of English. I'm working on the sources of fear of negative evaluation as a construct of anxiety in EFL university learners. I have first piloted the topic to test its feasibility using participant observation (where logs and activities take part of this technique), a questionnaire, an interview and a Before/After design (students were asked to talk about their feeling before and after exams).
As you might notice, I have used both quantitative and qualitative methods although the latter prevails. Would you mind share this with me and help me develop this theme. I am not good enough in qualitative analysis.
Best regards: Ms Nadia AHOUARI-IDRI
MA in Educational Psychology and TEFL
University A-Mira, Béjaia: http://www.univ-bejaia.dz
E-mails: n-idri@yahoo.co.uk
nadiaidri@gmail.com
Web site: http://nadiaidrieducationresearch.ning.com
nadia057@nadiaidrieducationresearch.ning.com
Blog : http://tinyurl.com/l7ddwg
 
 
 

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