University of Lapland, Finland (firstname.lastname@example.org)
University of Lapland, Finland (Satu.Uusiautti@ulapland.fi)
This article discusses the nature and core of narrative research by reflecting on the various elements of the narrative research approach in an example study that focused on high-achieving Finnish graduates’ study paths in a positive psychological study. The dimensions of the narrative research approach analyzed in this article were (1) the narrative approach in the meta-theoretical basis of the research; (2) the narrative approach in data collection; (3) the narrative approach in data analyses; and (4) the narrative approach in the reliability evaluation of the research.
Keywords: narrative research; narrative inquiry; analysis of narratives; narrative analysis; reflexivity; positive psychology