This text presents a narrative method suitable fo r the exploration of the domain of imagination. The method is called the narrative collage and consists in a collection of material from respondents who are asked to compose short fictional stories on a given topic. The epistemological ground of this method is based on A u stin 's idea of performative definitions, or linguistic statements that define the state of things. The paper presents the method and its place among qualitative and narrative methods, as well as some examples of how narrative collage can be used. Finally, the text offers a model of the process of collecting fictional stories for research purposes as well as in a practice setting.
"The Narrative Collage As Research Method,"
Storytelling, Self, Society: Vol. 2
, Article 2.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/storytelling/vol2/iss2/2