Keywords

Narrative, transportation, story, phenomenology, phenomenological, interview, qualitative, flow, identification, experience, intersubjective, idiographic, episodic, memory

Abstract

Previous research has attempted to identify consequences of mental transportation into narrative worlds. While scales have been developed and validated to measure readers’ levels of transportation, the objective quantification has left researchers at a descriptive disadvantage for the full range of qualitative responses to this phenomenon. This study presents a qualitative method of inquiry designed to get at the experience of narrative transportation as it is lived: the phenomenological interview. Interview transcripts were inductively analyzed for common themes that indicate intersubjective features of narrative experience. Four main themes were identified, which were composed of 22 base-level experiences reported by participants. These findings corroborated the extant literature and provided a nuanced understanding of the phenomenon as it is lived.

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Graduation Date

2013

Semester

Spring

Advisor

Fiore, Stephen

Degree

Master of Arts (M.A.)

College

College of Graduate Studies

Department

Office of Interdisciplinary Studies

Degree Program

Interdisciplinary Studies

Format

application/pdf

Identifier

CFE0004657

URL

http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/CFE0004657

Language

English

Release Date

May 2013

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Subjects

Dissertations, Academic -- Graduate Studies, Graduate Studies -- Dissertations, Academic

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