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What? Stories Are Data? (bibliography included)

What? Stories Are Data? (bibliography included)

January 19, 2019

Dear WinkWorld Readers,

We don’t want data–we want a good story. We don’t remember facts, but we never forget a good story. But, if stories are data, it widens our perspectives on research.

Storytelling opens the door to literacy, learning, and love.  Storytelling links literacy and libraries.  Storytelling links students with teachers, librarians, and family members.  Storytelling initiates peer and intergenerational conversations.  Storytelling makes complex information accessible for all.

Thank you to Katie Knox for doing the images for The Power of Story (2018); this image is on p. 53.  I remember that Katie told me that this one reminded her of her own dad reading to her.

As some of you know, Dawn, our daughter is working on her dissertation. At the moment she is concentrating on methodologies.  Narrative inquiry has attracted her attention, as has Scholarly Personal Narrative (SPN), which is new to me.  Dawn replies, “Mom, this what you do?”  Meanwhile the Research of Storytelling or RS (yes, it is now a methodology) has caught my fancy, and I have no idea why.  The two of us will be sharing our ideas at 31st Annual Ethnographic & Qualitative Research Conference (EQRC) at UNLV late in February.

I am enclosing the short bib, which we are using and will share at the conference.  Click on the link below if you would like a copy.

Storytelling bib, Wink EQRC 1.18.19

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