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Case Study and Narrative Inquiry as Merged Methodologies: A Critical Narrative Perspective

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Author list: Sonday A, Ramugondo E, Kathard H

Publisher: SAGE Publications (UK and US): Open Access Titles / SAGE Publishing

Publication year: 2020

Journal: International Journal of Qualitative Methods

Volume number: 19

Start page: 1

End page: 5

Total number of pages: 5

ISSN: 1609-4069

eISSN: 1609-4069


Case study and narrative inquiry as merged methodological frameworks can make a vital contribution that seeks to understand processes that may explain current realities within professions and broader society. This paper offers an explanation to how a critical perspective on case study and narrative inquiry as an embedded methodology; unearthed the interplay between structure and agency within storied lives. This case narrative emerged out of a doctoral thesis in occupational therapy; a single instrumental case describing a process of professional role transition within school level specialized education in the Western Cape, South Africa. This case served as an exemplar in demonstrating how case study recognized the multiple layers to the context within which the process of professional role transition unfolded. The embedded narrative inquiry served to clarify emerging professional identities for occupational therapists within school level specialized education in post-apartheid South Africa.


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