Lyons, Nora, "Narrative Inquiry: What Possible Future Influence on Policy and Practice," pp. 600-631 in D. Jean Clandinin, ed., Handbook of Narrative Inquiry: Mapping a Methodology. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2007.


Nora Lyons


Discusses the relationship of narrative inquiry to "scientifically-based research;" summarizes the nature of interpretive inquiry and the increasing use of narrative inquiry in law, medicine, and education; and highlights ways its results can relate to policy and practice.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Inquiry Guidelines, Relation of Curriculum Research to Practice, Curriculum Policies and Policy Making

Source Discipline

Field other than Education

Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Narrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Knowledge Generation


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