Clandinin, D. J. (2013). Engaging in narrative inquiry. Left Coast Press.

  • Jean Clandinin pioneered the practice of narrative inquiry and continues to be an active scholar in the field, publishing both about and with narrative inquiry.

Dwyer, R., Davis, I., and emerald, E. (2017). Narrative research in practice: Stories from the field. Singapore, Singapore: Springer.

  • This collection synthesizes and presents the framework to understanding diverse possibilities for research that uses narrative methods

Elliot, J.(2005). Using narrative in social research. London: Thousand Oaks.

  • With a focus on narrative research, Eliot discusses recent developments in social research methods across the qualitative/quantitative divide

Hinchman, L.P., and Hinchman, S.K.(1997). Memory, identity, community: The idea of narrative in the human sciences. New York: University of New York.

Huber, J., Caine, V., Huber, M., & Steeves, P. (2013). Narrative Inquiry as Pedagogy in Education: The Extraordinary Potential of Living, Telling, Retelling, and Reliving Stories of Experience. Review of Research in Education, 37(1), 212–242.

Johnson, R. B., & Christensen, L. (2017). Educational research: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches (6th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

  • Chapter 15 introduces foundational question of narrative research with its defining characteristics and terms.

Ritchie, J., Lewis, J., McNaughton Nicholis, C. and Ormston, R.(2014). Qualitative Research Practice: A Guide for Social Science Students and Researchers, London: SAGE.

  • The authors highlight the way narrative is constructed, the nature of audience involved and how findings are analyzed and reported.

Sherry (March 31, 2014). Narrative research.[ video file]. Retrieved from

  • Sherry highlights the origin, trend and common features of narrative research. The author also briefly describes how narrative research can be conducted.

Square, C.,Davis, M., Esin, C., Andrews, M., Harrison, B., Hyden, L. and Hyden, M.(2014). _What is narrative research_. NewYork: BloomsBurry Collection.

  • The book gives an overview of narrative research is, contemporary terms used by researchers, and what possibilities and limitations narrative research offers .