Personal Narrative in Scholarly Writing

There is an emerging trend in the worlds of the social sciences, communications, education, and management studies: self-narration is accepted as scholarship. Methods such as autoethnography, scholarly personal narratives, and transformative narratives are approaches available to researchers and OD-ABS practitioners to write about their fieldwork in a creative, honest, first person voice, and with scholarly rigor. This type of writing expands the pool of those interested in contributing toward scholarship, especially with non-traditional and marginalized voices. Research, emotion, and experience are recognized as key components in the written work.

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