Title

Fiction as Method of Inquiry

Location

1053

Format Type

Paper

Format Type

Paper

Start Date

January 2016

End Date

January 2016

Abstract

In this paper, I specifically explore the use of social fiction as qualitative research method, both as a means of knowing and as a form of representation. Through fiction, we can draw on the totality of our understanding of a research subject and present our findings in a format accessible to generalized audiences. I present my own social fiction novel, October Birds, to demonstrate how to use this technique.

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Fiction as Method of Inquiry

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In this paper, I specifically explore the use of social fiction as qualitative research method, both as a means of knowing and as a form of representation. Through fiction, we can draw on the totality of our understanding of a research subject and present our findings in a format accessible to generalized audiences. I present my own social fiction novel, October Birds, to demonstrate how to use this technique.