The Narrative Research method provides a framework for hundreds of stories, both positive and negative, to be reduced to major themes that are easily understandable by all stakeholders.
Case study – The Special Education Experience in Minnesota
A statewide survey revealed that the outlook for special education services in Minnesota was not good. In order to achieve a rich understanding of the Special Education experience, the MN Governors Council on Developmental Disabilities, along with the State Department of Education, engaged MarketResponse International to employ a Narrative Research study, which allowed personal stories to be told by parents, students, teachers, and administrators who have direct experience with special education services in our state.
This case study will present an overview of the Narrative Research method, as well as the insights gained from the Narrative exercises and the follow-up quantitative study, and will answer the following questions:
- What is the Narrative Research method; how does it work?
- What is the value of Narrative Research, and when should it be employed over other methods (i.e., ethnography/observation, Journey Mapping, traditional focus group and IDI dialogs, etc.)?
- What do professional moderators need to know when facilitating the extraction of stories from the narrative study participants?
- How were the Narrative Research findings quantified and analyzed to reveal the actions and behaviors that are most important in determining the quality of the Special Education experience?
This webinar is free for both IA members and non-members.
Day: Wednesday February 17
Time: Noon-1:00pm CST
For additional information/questions contact:
Cathy Latham Cathy.Latham@state.mn.us | 651.757.2466