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Garson, G. D. (2017). Narrative Analysis & NPF. Asheboro, NC: Statistical Associates Publishers.

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ISBN: 978-1-62638-045-5

ASIN number (e-book counterpart to ISBN): B00D63SL1S

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A graduate-level introduction to narrative analysis, including the Narrative Policy Framework (NPF) and related theories, including Cultural Theory. Coverage of NPF, narrative analysis, types of narratives, discourse analysis, the narrative paradigm, Cultural Theory, DeLeuzian approaches, and related narrative theories and approaches.

NPF has emerged since 2010 as a leading mixed methods approach to analysis of matters of widespread policy controversy, such as climate change, energy policy, immigration, obesity, genetically modified food, and many other domains.


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Overview	5
Key Concepts and Terms	6
Scripts	6
Patterns	6
Clues	7
Stories	8
Narratives	9
Overview	9
Life stories	10
Dynamic narrating	10
Narrative linkage and slippage	12
Historical narratives	12
Themes	13
Framing	14
Mechanics of narrative analysis	15
Frameworks and approaches	15
Scanning	17
Analytic bracketing	18
Coding and coding software	18
Temporal organization of the narrative	22
Plot lines	22
Contextual analysis	22
Focus groups	22
Narrative policy framework (NPF) analysis	23
Overview	23
Key concepts	24
Narratives	24
Dual narratives	27
Actor roles	28
Policy coalitions	29
Policy cultures	29
Policy learning, puzzling, and powering	30
Canonicity and breach	31
Congruence	31
Narrative coherence	32
Narrative fidelity	32
Narrative transportation	32
Further reading	33
Related theories	33
Issue framing theory	33
Advocacy coalition framework (ACF) theory	35
Cultural Theory	36
The Narrative Paradigm	45
Literary analysis of policy narrative	45
Social construction theory	46
Narrative policy analysis theory	48
Other related theories.	49
NPF research methods	50
Selecting policy examples	50
Coding	50
Example 1: Liberal-conservative narratives by actor type and character role type	52
Example 2: Deserving-undeserving social construction by policy issue and character role	53
Example 3: NPF, social construction, and experimental design	54
Example 4: Experimental design using cluster analysis	57
Example 5: NPF analysis of the role of media	59
Example 6: Ego-alter network analysis	61
Example 7: Purely qualitative NPF analysis	62
What NPF and Cultural Theory predict	63
Micro level NPF theory (individual level)	64
Meso level NPF theory (coalition or group level)	66
Macro level NPF theory (societal, cultural, or institutional level)	69
Facet theory	74
Overview	74
Facets	74
Example	74
Facet analysis Software	75
Assumptions	76
Subjectivity	76
Frequently Asked Questions	76
When is narrative analysis useful?	76
Is discourse analysis the same as narrative analysis?	77
How is narrative analysis different from content analysis?	78
What is structural semiotic analysis?	79
How is narrative analysis related to existentialism?	80
How is narrative analysis related to Deleuzian philosophy?	80
What are dendograms?	81
What are some examples of the use of narrative analysis?	82
Bibliography	84
Page count: 108