Chapter 6. The Proposal for a Narrative Study

  1. Immy Holloway Professor medical sociologist1 and
  2. Holloway Freshwater Professor Director Fellow President2

Published Online: 27 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316513.ch6

Narrative Research in Nursing

Narrative Research in Nursing

How to Cite

Holloway, I. and Freshwater, H. (2007) The Proposal for a Narrative Study, in Narrative Research in Nursing, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316513.ch6

Author Information

  1. 1

    Bournemouth University, UK

  2. 2

    Murdoch University, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 14 FEB 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405114080

Online ISBN: 9781444316513



  • proposal for narrative research project;
  • proposal in quantitative and qualitative inquiry;
  • research question or problem and research question;
  • research problem or question in healthcare field;
  • rationale of the study;
  • initial literature review - summary of research work carried out in the past;
  • significance of proposed research in nursing;
  • methodology, design and procedures;
  • ethical considerations and potential problems in this arena;
  • design, procedures and process


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The research question or problem

  • The rationale of the project and the initial literature review

  • The significance of the proposed research to nursing

  • Practical considerations

  • Design, procedures and process

  • Ethical issues

  • Summary