Jesús Garcia-Martínez & José Manuel Domínguez-Urquiza
University of Seville, Faculty of Psychology, Department of Personality, Spain

E-mail:jgm@us.es

 

STRATEGIES TO STUDY MEANINGS AND SELF-NARRATIVES:
ADVANTAGES, DISADVANTAGES AND UTILITIES

 

This paper aims to clarify conceptually and methodologically different ways to study personal narrative material (micronarrative episodes, life stories, metaphors and self-defining memories, etc.). Narrative material has been studied through different methods: content analysis, in-depth interviews, textual analysis, hermeneutic analysis, qualitative software and multivariate statistics techniques. Adequateness, usefulness, disadvantages and advantages of the different methods are shown. The different kinds of analysis are linked to the different types of narrative material.