Chapter 9. Presenting Narrative Research

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

Published Online: 27 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444316513.ch9

Narrative Research in Nursing

Narrative Research in Nursing

How to Cite

Holloway, I. and Freshwater, H. (2007) Presenting Narrative Research, in Narrative Research in Nursing, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444316513.ch9

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



  • presenting narrative research;
  • elements of report and process of writing;
  • introduction - most important elements in research;
  • place of literature;
  • initial literature review;
  • in-depth literature review;
  • stating delimitations and limitations of research;
  • use of quotes and examples;
  • contextualisation giving coherence to writing;
  • performative social science


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Presenting the narrative

  • The elements of the report and the process of writing

  • The use of quotes and examples

  • Contextualisation and ‘thick description’

  • Performative social science

  • Complexity

  • Conclusion

  • Summary