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Editorial Introduction to the Special Issue: Using Story Completion Methods in Qualitative Research

Clarke, Victoria; Braun, Virginia; Frith, Hannah and Moller, Naomi (2019). Editorial Introduction to the Special Issue: Using Story Completion Methods in Qualitative Research. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 16(1) pp. 1–20.

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Abstract

What is story completion? How come I’ve never heard of it? Can it be useful for me as a qualitative researcher? A relatively unknown method for qualitative data collection, story completion has a long history of use in psychotherapy practice and (quantitative) developmental psychology research. We believe it has untapped, exciting potential as a qualitative technique in and beyond psychology, offering something quite different to many of the popular methods (e.g., interviews, focus groups). In this article, an introduction to an exciting Special Issue that discusses and demonstrates the potential of story completion, we provide a brief history of the development of story completion as a qualitative technique and an overview of design, sampling, and data analysis in story completion research. We finish by highlighting potential pitfalls of story completion, alongside a discussion of the possibilities it offers, and briefly introduce the empirical papers in the Special Issue.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2019 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
ISSN: 1478-0895
Keywords: applied research; comparative design; construction; discourse; projective techniques; story maps; story stem; thematic analysis
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling > Psychology
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Psychology and Counselling
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
Item ID: 56498
Depositing User: Naomi Moller
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2018 15:09
Last Modified: 25 Mar 2020 15:21
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/56498
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