Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you should be able to:

  1. Identify and describe three qualitative research designs: narrative inquiry, case study, and critical theory.
  2. Identify and describe the three dimensions of narrative inquiry.
  3. Define the eight considerations for narrative inquiry.
  4. Distinguish between the three types of case studies.
  5. Distinguish between case studies that are general inquiry and designed for theory development.
  6. Describe the tenets of the three types of critical theories described in this chapter.