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Narrative ordering and explanation

Morgan, Mary S. (2017) Narrative ordering and explanation. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part A, 62. pp. 86-97. ISSN 0039-3681

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.shpsa.2017.03.006

Abstract

This paper investigates the important role of narrative in social science case-based research. The focus is on the use of narrative in creating a productive ordering of the materials within such cases, and on how such ordering functions in relation to ‘narrative explanation’. It argues that narrative ordering based on juxtaposition - using an analogy to certain genres of visual representation - is associated with creating and resolving puzzles in the research field. Analysis of several examples shows how the use of conceptual or theoretical resources within the narrative ordering of ingredients enables the narrative explanation of the case to be resituated at other sites, demonstrating how such explanations can attain scope without implying full generality.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: https://www.journals.elsevier.com/studies-in-histo...
Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors © CC-BY-NC-ND
Divisions: Economic History
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Date Deposited: 16 May 2017 09:46
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 02:31
Projects: 694732
Funders: European Research Council
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/77151

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