Source Publication (e.g., journal title)
International Journal of Qualitative Methods
The goal of this article is to introduce activity systems as a methodological tool in narrative inquiry to gain a holistic understanding of socially shared experiences from an examination of documents. The research question was how can qualitative researchers use activity systems as a tool for engaging in narrative inquiry of socially shared experiences to uncover new meanings by constructing a story? In this article, we share a sample analysis of our experience relying on documents and media as a form of narrative to begin to understand the socially shared human activity associated with net neutrality and its potential impact on U.S. residents. We end this article with reflections of lessons learned from our activity systems guided story construction process.
Yamagata-Lynch, Lisa C., Jaewoo Do, Deepa Deshpande, Anne L. Skutnik, Brenda K. Murphy, and Erin Garty. “Narrative Inquiry with Activity Systems: A Story About Net Neutrality.” International Journal of Qualitative Methods 16 (2017). http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1609406917704352.