Aveling, Emma-Louise, Gillespie, Alex and Cornish, Flora (2015) A qualitative method for analysing multivoicedness. Qualitative Research, 15 (6). pp. 670-687. ISSN 1468-7941
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‘Multivoicedness’ and the ‘multivoiced Self’ have become important theoretical concepts guiding research. Drawing on the tradition of dialogism, the Self is conceptualised as being constituted by a multiplicity of dynamic, interacting voices. Despite the growth in literature and empirical research, there remains a paucity of established methodological tools for analysing the multivoiced Self using qualitative data. In this article, we set out a systematic, practical ‘how-to’ guide for analysing multivoicedness. Using theoretically derived tools, our three-step method comprises: identifying the voices of I-positions within the Self’s talk (or text), identifying the voices of ‘inner-Others’, and examining the dialogue and relationships between the different voices. We elaborate each step and illustrate our method using examples from a published paper in which data were analysed using this method. We conclude by offering more general principles for the use of the method and discussing potential applications.
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|Library of Congress subject classification:||H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)|
|Sets:||Departments > Methodology
Departments > Social Psychology
Departments > Psychological and Behavioural Science
|Date Deposited:||18 Nov 2014 12:59|
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