Training and Capacity Building

NOVELLA ran a training programme designed to improve methodological skills in narrative analysis and linked approaches. more

Possibilities of a Narrative Analysis for Paradata

The Possibilities of Narrative Analysis for Paradata captures the gamut of by-products of the collection of survey data and is of interest in understanding and improving survey quality and costs. more

Recipes for Mothering

Multimodal analysis of food blogs: the collaborative project built on strong methodological synergies between two NCRM Nodes – NOVELLA and MODE. more

Advancing Paradata

This project brought together experts in historical comparative qualitative analysis, narrative analysis and researching poverty. more

Our Work

Parenting Identities and Practices

Parenting Identities and Practices involved secondary analysis of two previous studies (Transforming Experiences and Fathering over the Generations) that have employed narrative methods. It addressed how family practices over the life course and over long time spans are narrated. It also examined how this narrative analysis compares and contrasts with analyses of data based on the cohort studies, for example the Millennium Cohort.

Families and Food

The Families and Food project aimed to advance knowledge about how to research the 'disconnect' between behaviour and constructed meanings in habitual food practices. The project did this by exploring the usefulness of narrative methods in food research and through the secondary analysis of archival data of different types, for example diary data and visual data.

Family Lives and Environments

The Family Lives and the Environment project examined the role of environment, including understandings of climate change and climatic events, within narratives of everyday family lives. The research analysed existing qualitative data from interviews with young people in Andhra Pradesh, India (collected as part of the Young Lives study) including fieldwork, with a new sample of families in Andhra Pradesh and England. In encompassing India and England, the research set out to identify potential for mutual learning between countries which differ markedly in demography and societal resources.