Frank’s (2010) book Letting Stories Breathe may be considered essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in analysing stories. Frank’s (2012) chapter in the book Varieties of Narrative Analysis provides a theoretically sophisticated and detailed overview of the method of dialogical narrative analysis (DNA).
The paper by Caddick, Smith and Phoenix (2015a) provides an example of a DNA in action. (A shorter, reflective version of that paper can be found in Report 4 in Appendix 2 in Analysing Qualitative Data in Psychology.) Two other papers from the same project also provide examples of DNA in action by exploring ‘collective stories’ and peer relationships among combat veterans (Caddick, Phoenix and Smith, 2015) and processes of masculinity, health and help-seeking among combat veterans (Caddick, Smith and Phoenix, 2015b). Another example of a DNA can be found in Sparkes and Stewart (2019). The paper by Murray and Ziegler (2015) provides an example of using narrative analysis to examine the content of ‘small stories’ of the everyday experiences of community health workers. Finally, contemporary reflections on narrative and its connection with the body are summarized in Caddick (2018).
- Caddick, N. (2018) ‘Life, embodiment, and (post-)war stories: Studying narrative in critical military studies’, Critical Military Studies [Online First version]
- Caddick, N., Phoenix, C. and Smith, B. (2015) ‘Collective stories and well-being: Using a dialogical narrative approach to understand peer relationships among combat veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress disorder’, Journal of Health Psychology, 20(3): 286–99.
- Caddick, N., Smith, B. and Phoenix, C. (2015a) ‘The effects of surfing and the natural environment on the well-being of combat veterans’, Qualitative Health Research, 25(1): 76–86.
- Caddick, N., Smith, B. and Phoenix, C. (2015b) ‘Male combat veterans’ narratives of PTSD, masculinity, and health’, Sociology of Health & Illness, 37(1): 97–111.
- Frank, A.W. (2010) Letting Stories Breathe: A Socio-Narratology. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
- Frank, A.W. (2012) ‘Practicing dialogical narrative analysis’, in J. Holstein and J. Gubrium (eds), Varieties of Narrative Analysis . London: SAGE. pp. 33–52.
- Murray, M. and Ziegler, Z. (2015) ‘The narrative psychology of community health workers’, Journal of Health Psychology, 20(3): 338–49.
- Sparkes, A.C. and Stewart, C. (2019) ‘Stories as actors causing trouble in lives: A dialogical narrative analysis of a competitive cyclist and the fall from grace of Lance Armstrong’, Qualitative Research in Sport, Exercise and Health, 11(4): 460–77.