Jeremiah Jones and the musical crusade
This chapter presents a narrative case study, or "illuminating portrait," of Jeremiah, a dedicated musician and music student. The methodology combines narrative research methods with an "arts-based" approach where the collected data, or "lived experience material" (observations, and interview material) is re-presented as 'story." With this "research as story" approach, the author uses imagination and literary style in order to create an aesthetic, virtual reality, which is intended to engage the reader in a deeper connection with, and an "insider" perspective of, the musical lifeworld of Jeremiah. This approach contrasts with presenting research where the experience of the participant is viewed from an objective position and is left as a disconnected and disaggregated product or "finding."
Cleaver, D. (2012)., Jeremiah Jones and the musical crusade, in M. S. Barrett & S. L. Stauffer (eds.), Narrative soundings, Dordrecht, Springer, pp. 37-59.
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