Questions related to Narrative
I would like to ask how systematic reviews/meta-analyses are considered in the academic world. Of course, they are not primary publications, but are they considered more than narrative reviews? That is, publication-wise, are systematic reviews considered a bit less than original data but more than narrative reviews -- thus paying back the additional work required to prepare a systematic analysis over narrative reviews? Thank you.
I am studying narrative storytelling in deaf children and its relationship to cochlear implant age and oral language acquisition, and I need a task available to assess narrative storytelling
I can't decide which topic to choose
1- the physics of cancer cells and radiotherapy
2 - electromagnatis in cell regenration
3- a comprehensive review of Nondestructive Spectroscopic Techniques
I am currently undertaking a literature review as part of my undergraduate dissertation in which I am synthesising the results from 5 qualitative studies. I was thinking of using either thematic synthesis or narrative synthesis.
What is the difference between thematic synthesis (Thomas and Harden 2008) and thematic analysis? I presumed at first that thematic analysis was only for primary data collection methods, however within narrative synthesis (Popay et al 2006) they state to use thematic analysis if synthesising qualitative data in step 2: 'developing a preliminary synthesis of findings of included studies'.
So, really the question is can I use thematic analysis for a literature review, within the process of narrative synthesis? They don't specify which guidance to use regarding thematic analysis (whether that is Braun and Clarke or another author), so I am a bit stuck. I have found a simplified approach to thematic analysis by Aveyard (2014) in 'Doing a literature review in health and social care: A practical guide' which I would use within narrative synthesis if this is appropriate.
What are everyone's thoughts on this? Advice would be greatly appreciated. Which is more suitable for an undergraduate dissertation: narrative or thematic synthesis?
Thirteen days from today, I will be defending my PhD. It’s been quite a journey, which I will say more about, eventually. For the time being, I am taking a moment to gather all my strength, energy, and motivation to be ready for this day.
It is important because so much of my life has been dedicated to my research on child maltreatment, trauma and PTSD, depression, resilience, autobiographical narratives and storytelling. Yes, I would like to “pass” this oral exam, but am also looking for ways to enjoy this milestone and not be completely wrecked by stress.
So, I am reaching out for help, since this is something that I struggled with but finally learned to do over the last few years. The Internet is full of tips and tricks but I am looking for advice from friends and people I know, because it’s always nicer and warmer and just more real.
Any tips regarding how to be ready for this, how to deal being a new mom and having this ahead, how to present, what to do, things to avoid, ways to deal with stress or tricky questions (“This is a very interesting question!” has become too cliché), basically, anything that you would like to share is welcome, below or in a private message.
I am also sharing a link to some of my research work below, in case anyone is interested in reading it (and of course, feedback is always welcome): https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Mariam-Fishere
I am carrying out a PhD interviewing people who have experienced childhood emotional abuse, I am focussing on how they have navigated a meaningful life into adulthood, how they have coped and how it has affected them in adult life, I have interviewed 16 people using narrative interviews where they have told their life story, I am planning to go back and interview them again using semi structured interviews so I can focus on particular aspects of their narrative. I felt swayed towards IPA and also a phenomenologically informed narrative analysis. I am really keen to get peoples opinions and perspectives on this? Help.....
Actually I am looking for any app used by film-editors on the narrative stage , as to visualize narrative, rhythm and pace structure. Structural diagram apps used by film-editors. Or other apps that could be used by film editors even if they are not yet into it.
I'm currently in the full text review phase of an SLR on predictors / risk factors of treatment resistant depression. I'm including observational studies and RCTs. Virtually all of these studies are non-interventional. For data synthesis, I'm looking to conduct a narrative summary of results, separated in categories such as clinical, genetic, demographic etc. I'm finding it quite difficult to source a risk of bias tool for non-interventional studies with the end product being a narrative summary. Does anyone have any suggestions regarding suitable RoB tools?
Thanks in advance!
What is the evidence? What aspects must be considered so that we can arrive at such a conclusion? Does that ultimately make the text of the Book of Chronicles different from texts in the DH corpus like Samuel -Kings?
Some notes: Davidic House is one of theological motif (themes) in Chronicles (beside the Temple). Because of the link between DvH and Temple so strong, the Chr expand the narrative about Davidic House in corelation with preparing and building the Temple. So I want to prove that there's indication that Chr sees it from Priestly Perspective and not Prophetic perspective.
Please explain, especially the experts who did research on the book of Chronicles. Your answers at least helped me to structure my research framework. Thank you and God bless
I am studying the lived experiences of Black high school seniors and college students concerning their perception of race and gender issues in the school environment, and how they were able to overcome adversity related to issues of race and gender.
I want to know the complete process of ALP activity experiment for the scaffold using Soas-2. Please reply me as soon as possible. complete narrative way of answer.
What are the most influential narratives that fall within the stream of consciousness? And can you tell me some of these stories?
Have you been curious about the experience of qualitative research participants?
Often when we explore lived experience in qualitative research, participants tell us about some aspects of their life in such a way that they may have never told someone before. When going through such research procedures (like interviews or focused groups) have you been curious about the influence of your designed research procedures on participants' lives? Have you wondered how to do research on the impacts of research participation and the ethical dimensions and issues surrounding such procedures?
I'm looking into writing a narrative review around the topic of mental health misinformation on social media and its affect on individuals, but there's barely any studies on this. In this case should i change my topic is or is still possible to write a narrative review?
Thanks in advance!
I am looking for empirical studies that examine the use of non-traditional grading in higher education. This means NOT using A-F grades during a course (even if, at the conclusion of the course, the university requires the instructor to assign a grade using the traditional A-F scale). This could include any of the following: narrative grading (grading with the use of written narratives), portfolio assessment, self-assessment, student-teacher collaborative assessment, formative assessment, etc.
I plan in conducting narrative inquiry on students' self-efficacy (SE) and self-regulated writing strategy (SRWS). I will involve students categorized as 4 high achievers in class. My procedures are administering 2 questionnaires as scales of SE and SRWS, finding relationship between SE and SRWS, narrative interview. Am I allowed to do these scientifically?
Hello everyone, the topic of my thesis is pre-Islamic poetry between Orientalism and the narration, and I would like to compare the Orientalists’ methods of research in parallel with the method of the narrative among the Arabs.
I've recently written and submitted a literature review that provides a narrative synthesis of 30 studies, half of which are quantitative (using various methods) and half qualitative. I make clear in the introduction that part of the value of the review is in bringing together a wide range of studies that look at the same issue from a range of disciplinary perspectives, using a variety of methods.
On review, one of the reviewers has suggested that I combine the findings in a meta-analysis. Is this even feasible given that the review covers both quantitative and qualitative papers? If so, what methodology would I use? (I'm aware of the Timulak papers on qualitative meta-analysis, but am not aware of anything that enables you to combine quan and qual). The methods of the included studies range from discrete choice analyses to quantitative content analyses, to semi-structured interviews, to ethnography. Surely much of the value of each study would be lost if they were somehow pulled together in a meta-analysis?
Would I be justified in rejecting this suggestion and reiterating that the review provides a narrative synthesis of a range of study types?
The strengths of a systematic review include a high level of evidence, avoidance of bias, a thorough search, and in addition these are probably more easily accepted for publication. Narrative reviews can address broad topics, and appear more flexible to conduct. If a meta-analysis is not planned, how would one choose between a narrative and systematic review format?
My guess is that for a relatively unexplored topic, or subject with little research, it wouldn’t make as much sense to use the systematic format considering little results will be found and/or synthesized. I have learned from and referenced narrative reviews that were conducted relatively rigorously. However, it seems that the trend is to conduct systematic reviews whenever possible. What do you think?
For further reading:
Franco, Juan Víctor Ariel, et al. "Syntheses of biomedical information: narrative reviews, systematic reviews and emerging formats." Medwave 18.07 (2018).
Rother, Edna Terezinha. "Systematic literature review X narrative review." (2007): v-vi.
Greenhalgh, Trisha, Sally Thorne, and Kirsti Malterud. "Time to challenge the spurious hierarchy of systematic over narrative reviews?." European journal of clinical investigation 48.6 (2018).
Thorne, Sally. "Rediscovering the “Narrative” review." (2018): e12257.
Pae, Chi-Un. "Why systematic review rather than narrative review?." Psychiatry investigation 12.3 (2015): 417.
I want to write a theory development piece and I am proposing a process model. As Cornelissen (2017) editorial suggests, you can adopt a narrative style for writing a process paper. My question is can I use statements similar to propositions with the title of "narrative"?
For example, my proposition is: "In the pre-adoption stage, users have an initial attitude toward the technology that affects their decision in the next stage (phase)..."
- Cornelissen, J. (2017). Editor’s comments: Developing propositions, a process model, or a typology? Addressing the challenges of writing theory without a boilerplate.
Whenever researchers start with evidence-based reviews, whether they are scoping, rapid reviews, systematic reviews, or even current form of narrative reviews, they face problems at every steps which require assistance from people who have already been doing these kind of reviews. These problems can range from topic selection, to team formation to database search to registration and many more. Here I would like to initiate a discussion to identify the problems
faced by each and every researcher who is either planning to start or is currently doing reviews and welcome views to look for solutions for these problems with a collective approach.
Considerable discussion within the historical fraternal about history, revisionism and statues. The grand narratives of the past often seem too simplistic for what are often very complex issues which are being written about. The concerns about statues are often couched on statements about rewriting history or redefining the narratives (though often statues are erected long after the individual/event they depict)
Now more than ever there needs to be a reflection about historical narratives. Whose history is being told? Which narratives of the past are being ignored or suppressed? Is it right for historians to bring to their discipline ‘value judgement’ about the past or is their task purely to describe and analyse it? These are important issues, certainly in the west, and wondered what others think about these issues. Maybe once again we need to address the question ‘what is history’ (building upon the earlier works of historians such as E H Carr) and modern attitudes
Would you please clear me how I can do the narrative analysis based on the transcripts of in-depth interviews?
I actually collected the narratives of participants, can I now conduct thematic analysis? if so, what is the name of such analysis?
The narrative of memory dialogues with the 'time of the 'experience recorded' and the 'time of the narrative of remembrance'. Paul Ricoeur in "Time and Narrative" indicates the paradoxalities of the hermeneutic circle between the act of narrating the fact (remembered) and temporal dynamics. What can be understood about the plasticity of time in the dialogues of memory? Something that Ricoeur himself will later explore in "Memory, History and Forgetting". But would this temporal plasticity be a relevant factor in the transformation of non-biographical memory into biographical memory?
More and more clinicians have interesting experiences with glucose 5% injections. However, we lack fundamental research to support our clinical findings. (below: more information about Glucopuncture / glucose 5% injections)
Glucopuncture is a nonsteroidal injection therapy for the management of a variety of nonrheumatic musculoskeletal conditions. It consists of series of sessions of multiple regional glucose 5% injections into the dermis and into muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Intradermal injections are given to modulate referred pain and intralesional injections are applied to support tissue repair.
Glucose and dextrose injections have been used for several decades in prolotherapy ([i], [ii], [iii], [iv], [v], [vi], [vii], [viii], [ix]). Hypertonic dextrose prolotherapy typically uses high concentrations of dextrose (10% net concentration or more). Such hyperosmolar solutions lead to localized cell destruction. This phenomenon creates a local inflammatory reaction. This may lead to tissue proliferation – hence the description prolotherapy - and even formation of scar tissue.
Over the last decade, low concentrations of glucose 5% (or dextrose 5%) have become more popular ([x], [xi], [xii], [xiii], [xiv], [xv], [xvi], [xvii]). Clinical experience indicates that glucose 5% injections may be effective for the management of a variety of musculoskeletal conditions. Despite interesting clinical outcome, glucose 5% injections have not received much attention among family physicians, sports doctors, or orthopaedic surgeons. The term Glucopuncture (GP) was introduced in January 2021 to change that situation ([xviii]).
3. Mechanism of Action
3. 1. Pain Modulation and Tissue Repair
Most hypotheses about glucose injections are focused on pain modulation (e.g., vanilloid receptors, neural inflammation, gate control). But these theories on pain modulation are not specific for glucose injections. Furthermore, these theories do not explain the beneficial effects of Glucopuncture on tissue repair. Certain tissues seem to function better after a few sessions. Apparently, local glucose injections support cellular function and consequently lead to tissue repair clinical functional improvement. This functional improvement leads to, for example, less stiffness when injecting into muscle, and more joint stability when injecting into collateral bands or ligaments. To explain this functional component, a new hypothesis has been proposed, the ATP hypothesis.
3.2. The ATP Hypothesis
Glucose is the major energy source for cellular health. One glucose molecule gives rise to more than 30 ATP molecules during the aerobic respiration. The conversion of ATP into ADP releases about 30 kJ/mol energy to the cells. In other words, glucose can be considered as a direct provider of energy (one molecule delivers more than 900 kJ/mol) to cell metabolism.
When tissues are damaged because of trauma, overuse or other causes, the cells need to regenerate as quickly as possible. This physiological tissue regeneration requires an additional amount of energy in the cells. In normal circumstances, energy supply is abundant to meet the higher demand. The cells are so to speak self-sufficient when it comes to ATP production. But when the need for ATP is elevated, there may be a temporary lack of ATP and as a result physiological recovery of that tissue may become impossible. The latter may lead to poor tissue healing. Providing extra glucose to the cells during these moments of repair might lead to extra ATP production. In this sense, it is hypothesized that Glucopuncture improves tissue repair of, for example, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
3.3. The Effect of Glucose on Tiny Nerve Branches
Especially peripheral nerve endings seem to respond well to adjacent glucose injections. This effect is not observed when glucose is injected intravenously, which may mean that the mechanism of action is located in the extracellular matrix at the injection site. More research is required to further explore this. One can approach the peripheral nerves directly, for example, when injecting close to the median nerve (carpal tunnel) or greater occipital nerve. But clinical experience has illustrated that it is not always necessary to inject adjacent to peripheral nerves. Reaching the finer branches with glucose seems to be equally important. These extremely tiny nerve endings are present in muscles, tendons, ligaments, and so on. These fine nerve branches are also impossible to find during clinical examination – let alone inject each one of them separately. That is why multiple injections are given in the entire region.
3.4. The Effect of Glucose on Dermal Sensory Nociceptors
Sensory receptors are found everywhere in the body. They are also abundant in dermis. That is probably the reason why superficial injections of glucose can be more influential than expected. It is sometimes said that the skin is the largest sensory organ of the human body. These dermal sensory receptors are an important part of the somatosensory system. These receptors include mechanoreceptors, nociceptors, and thermoreceptors. Especially dermal nociceptors are important to explain the pain modulating effects of Glucopuncture while injecting glucose intradermally.
In other words, it is hypothesized that peripheral nerves which are irritated or inflamed, require more glucose than normally because they are mechanically irritated, inflamed or both. At some point, the ATP levels are too low and ‘batteries’ are empty. Providing additional ATP through glucose injection might resolve this issue temporary. This so-called ‘charging’ of the cells must be repeated on a regular basis until the cells can continue to function without external sources of ATP. That might explain why it is crucial to repeat the Glucopuncture sessions on a regular basis, especially in the beginning of treatment. This theory is still hypothetical and more research in this field is required to confirm these statements.
3.5. Glucose transport across the cell membrane
Glucose is transported across the cell membrane ([xix]) by a specific saturable transport system, which includes two types of glucose transporters: 1) sodium dependent glucose transporters (SGLTs) which transport glucose against its concentration gradient and 2) sodium independent glucose transporters (GLUTs), which transport glucose by facilitative diffusion in its concentration gradient.
The understanding of glucose transport after extracellular injection and its consequent effect on small branches of peripheral nerve endings in, for example, muscle tissue, tendons, ligaments, and its effect on dermal nociceptors is obviously still incomplete and needs further investigation. It is hoped that the introduction of Glucopuncture and its promising clinical effects might stimulate more research in the field of neural inflammation and the beneficial effects of regional glucose injections. Unfortunately, glucose is an inexpensive product which cannot be patented, so it is very unlikely to receive funding for large randomized clinical trials from pharmaceutical companies.
see also: www.glucopuncture.com
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Halton (Chip) Arp along with Edwin Hubble were the greatest astronomer/astrophysicists of 20th century. While Hubble's name is much used and abused; Arp's (some call him the Galileo of modern times) name is hardly ever mentioned in the narrative of official astrophysics and cosmology. Arp's name is famously associated with the Quasars, but in the present narrative on Quasars in Wikipedia, his name does not even merit any mention!
Quasars represent the biggest embarrassment of the Big Bang creation cosmology, based on mathematical idealism and the General Relativity (RG) that has replaced theology as the ruling idea for monopoly capitalism. Since it was first suggested by Halton (Chip) Arp few decades ago that high red shift quasars are ejects from nearby (low red shift) active galaxies, mountain of rapidly accumulating observational evidence including quasar – galaxy associations, close pair of quasars, their alignments and groupings, red shift periodicity and quantized redshifts effect etc. [1 - 4 ] is making breeches in the high walls of closely guarded Big Bang paradigm that obstinately refuges to accept  the ejection theory. In one of the most famous cases involving NGC 4319 and the quasar Markarian 205 Arp and his associate Jack Sulentic demonstrated a luminous link between the two; both from the pictures of an amateur astronomer and the one taken later by Hubble Space Telescope as shown below (Fig. 1):
But it was as usual strongly denied , as a line-of-sight occurrence. Statement by Arp : “Science, 11 Oct. 2002, p. 345, ran a small article on the statements from both sides, but most science magazines just accepted the NASA release as refutation of the connection. Personally, I can say that after more than 30 years of evidence disputed by widely publicized opinions that the bridge was false, I was saddened that not one prominent professional has now come forward to attest that it is, in fact, real”.
Arp was forgotten by mainstream astrophysics community and ejection trails of the quasars were totally abolished and vehemently denied, even after the following "Deep Spectroscopy in the Field of 3C 212" image turned up . The quasar 3C 212 photo is shown (Fig. 2), overlaid with a green-tinted radio emission map. To the SE there is an optical feature nearly matched by a radio feature, but in the NW there is a brilliant horse-head-shaped radio emission which connects unbroken to the QSO with a long neck in between. Beyond this emission, further out from the QSO but in a perfect line with the QSO -radio horsehead axis, there is an optical horse's head, identical in every significant morphological way (i.e. they look just the same). Both radio & optical horseheads are revealed in the article to be close doublets, with one emission at the eye and another of the mouth of the horseheads.
In line with official cosmology, the original authors  interpreted this image as, “.. the horsehead features ... ...are ... not ...related”. Now Bruno Leibundgut and Jesper Sollerman  have a good laugh and interpret the image in the following way, in line with poor Halton (Chip) Arp, long after he is gone and forgotten!
“Some reflection shows us what is happening in this photo. The QSO 3C212 is surrounded by a spherical shell of material similar to rings seen around stars (which are spherical shells seen edge-on). It has ejected the doublet f & g along its polar axis. The horsehead f represents a significant amount of material, and left a radio trace of its emergence out of 3C212. When f and g reached the spherical shell they splashed through, leaving a radio signature on the shell. The horsehead f left a horsehead-shaped splash. The simple object g splashed through and has left simple ripples in the shell. Go on, look -- there are two ripples, indicating the spherical shell has two layers. Simple, really, once you see it.
So now it becomes clearer. The QSO 3C212 is at redshift z=1.049, f is at z=0.928, and so is hurtling toward us with radial speed of about z=0.121 (ignoring "instrinsic" redshift component, see below). The redshift of g has been measured at 1.054, so has a small radial speed away from us of z=0.005. There, now that wasn't so hard, was it? All we need to do it accept that redshift can stem from more than just cosmological distance”.
Note: Please see the attached file for the Figs. and References and also the following link:
The memories of the events, biographical or not, are reconstructed in the memory narratives. In this way, the recollection, or at least, the recollection narrative is influenced by the context (past and present). But, how does the context influence the registration of the biographical event and the narrative of remembrance? How can Context Theory help us to understand the influence of time on narratives?
I am looking for texts on Reference(ing) and/or Referential Processes in Discourse, construction of referents. Works that explore these topics in oral narratives (fiction or real). Thanks.
“It is frequently stated that if more women were in charge of foreign policy, the world would be a more peaceful place. However, despite the fact that women have played important roles, little research has been conducted on the actual foundations of this claim. While female leadership is gaining traction, women in International Relations-related jobs, whether in academia, diplomacy, international organizations, government, or international business, face greater challenges in climbing the seniority ladder than women in other fields, also despite evidence of women’s role in the diplomatic and international arena, the core historical narrative of international politics remained depleted of women....
When we are doing a narrative synthesis in the absence of poolable data, which would be the best way to assess the quality/certainty of evidence? I have already used the ROBINS-I tool for the risk of bias but what may be used instead of GRADE after the synthesis?
My master's thesis topic is on the benefits of oral interactions after shared reading sessions for the development of both language skills and the understanding of narratives, which contributes to better reading skills in the short and in the long term. My view is that it might be too demanding to expect from four and five-year-olds to be able to remember the key elements of a story, concentrate on the teacher's questions/feedbacks and make well-structured sentences all at the same time. It might be more efficient to dedicate specific sessions to teach language, and if books can be used to do so, then they shouldn't be chosen among children literature which is often far too complex for that. I would highly appreciate to know the opinions of people who are more expert than I am on this topic.
My current study explores the psychology of how children learn about other nations through the media and is examining a television series with anthropomorphised animals.
The first stage involved examining the series to better understand how national identities are assigned to animal characters.
I was editing my findings section and happened to notice that the values in columns labelled CFAs and CSAs were equal or close to half the values in IFAs and ISAs, except for the bottom left two cells (28 and 8).
For contexts, the column labels stand for Individual Feature Animals, Collective Feature Animals, Individual Supporting Animals and Collective Supporting Animals.
Feature refers to animals who were the focus of a narrative.
Supporting refers to animals who contributed to a narrative but weren't the focus.
Individual refers to single animals.
Collective refers to groups of two or more animals - like a pod of whales - or references to entire species.
I feel like I might be digging a bit too deep here, but is there a statistical analysis that could potentially identify a relationship between the values presented?
I´m doing a systematic review for my final grade project and found out that two of my studies present with high risk-of-bias. Since I only have 5 studies in my review and I will not conduct a meta-analysis on the data, I´m wondering if I can use the data from the two biased studies as part of the narrative data synthesis.
Narrative is an important subject for the contemporary investigative, educational and creative processes. Its significance derives from the fact that discourse tends to codification, specialization and institutionalization, whereas narrative operates at the margins of discourse, benefiting from diverse, flexible, interdisciplinary knowledge spaces, making discourse problematic and opening it up to the dialogic.
Narrative is a way of thinking and a reading-writing research procedure that reinforces memorization of the past and articulates the present; that addresses itself to a diverse
culture, its know-how, practices and territories; that reconfigures the communicative ecosystem. Narratives are tales that may be written, visual, audiovisual, sounding, performative, and are approached in a panoramic, expanded, hybrid or interactive way, displaying their content through multiple writings and communication platforms where the narrated actors and the spectators taken on participative roles.
As Editor-in-Chief of ACTIO Journal of Technology in Design, Film Arts and Visual Communication, we invite you to submit an article related to narratives. For more information, see the attached document. Thanks for sharing!
Since 2016 coup attempt CHP has accepted the official narrative of AKP government and its discourse (of rhetoric). I am investigating the reasons of this compliance.
This example attached below was made between 11000 and 12000 BCE in present day Colombia and is a greater achievement than European efforts found so far. It is 8 miles long.
So can this qualify as the written word, a narrative and a book?
I'm having a large dataset consisting of videos, pictures, narratives and interviews about dairy farming practices. This was informed by practice theory. But how does it inform rigorous analysis of data? Or does it require going back to established procedures coming fro m anthropology, sociology, et cetera?
What is the proportion of the ekphrastic text to the source picture?
How enargia is discernible in an ekphrastic text?
I am interested in semantic dementia and I am looking for database/repository of narrative speech transcripts of patients suffering from semantic dementia, or conversations with patients with semantic dementia.
I have found very short ones such as here
but I am looking for larger databases, whatever the language is
Thanks a lot,
Josselin Houenou (Mondor Univ. Hospital, Psychiatry Dept, Créteil, France)
I am preparing a review on a "broader" question about socioeconomics and I am having difficulties distinguishing between a scoping review and a narrative systematic review.
I hope somebody have some comments on this.
The health care system is facing challenges when more individuals are not taking responsibility over their own health care decisions and actions. This is evident in narratives where patient decline medicine, missed appointments, and non-adherence to suggested treatments.
Will it be ethically appropriate to demand that patients assume increased responsibility for their own health e.g. adherence to treatments and care?
I used a variety of theory to construct a series of questions related to Trust and received over 10 valid responses. I used the usual statistical analytical methods to understand the underlying factors. The questionnaire also had a section asking for narrative comments about different aspects of trust. I developed a coding scheme to analyze this section. I can characterize the narratives in terms of frequency distributions. However, I need guidance on how I can statistically relate the quantitative and qualitative/narrative sections of the responses. I've been down several rabbit holes and need definitive guidance on how I can resolve my problem...
I'm interested in seeing if anyone has used this a theoretical framework, and if so how?
Any recommended readings on narrative universals? I am familiar with works by Frazer, Olrik, Campbell, Brewer, Bischof, Burkert, Booker, Hogan, Sternberg, Neumann, and Witzel; but there might be useful work beyond those straightforward works on universal characteristics of human storytelling. Thus, any--even rather absurd--recommendations much appreciated ...
Historical novels or novels whose subject matter is about historical events like emigration or forced emigration. Tend to blend historical truth and fiction in their narrative, in this case the historic event serves as a background to, in some cases fictitious characters. This intersection I would like to know what is it i called or rather what might it be called?
I am a PhD student at the Free University of Amsterdam. My provisional research topic is "An Analysis of Bokyi Discourse Narrative and its Implications for translating the story of the call of Abraham in Genesis 12.
I want to find out how an understanding of Bokyi (my language) narratives can help in translating the story of the call of Abraham in a way that would be natural, clear, accurate, and acceptable to Bokyi people.
To preserve the memories of what really happened, and the devices artificially used to distort reality with the purpose to fit an internationally motivated political agenda, a study is proposed, not claiming for me to be able to even do it on my own, but with the purpose to stimulate or to motivate the willing and diligent honest researcher that is reading this, to do it on his or on their own, individually or as a group, especially now that innumerable authentic files are being deleted, that are being disappeared, and removed, as to keep on brainwashing humanity according to the official narrative that undertook with the most advanced science and technology, on the first place those attacks.
Ha: It is possible, by integrating in a 3-D model of as much videos and photos as possible of that day (9/11/01), to demonstrate that the tragedy that we saw on TV was something different than what we saw, that the supposed planes hitting the WTC were not planes at all but a combination of technologies to deceive the viewer into thinking that those were real planes.
Ho: It is possible, by integrating in a 3-D model of as much videos and photos as possible of that day (9/11/01), to demonstrate that the tragedy that we saw on TV was something that happened exactly as we saw it, and that the planes hitting the WTC were real planes and not a combination of technologies to deceive the viewer into a particular and sinister agenda.
As an evidence that there is a perverse purpose to blot-out of the memory of humanity that raw reality of what happened on September the 11th of 2001, where three towers of the WTC were demolished on their footprint: WTC-1, WTC-2, WTC-7, I will put just one example, the Archive dot org, a place supposedly in existence to preserve the memories of what really happened in the past and right now, refuses to keep a memory of one of the heroes of 9/11 because he, a millions of others, is able to think and to refute the absurd official narrative filled with inconsistencies and with nonsensical rhetoric: William Rodriguez. I needed to go to an Archive dot is, from Iceland, in order to take a glimpse of his, now extinct, website.
There was a whistleblower in its proper day who declared that the real planes supposedly responsible for hitting the twin towers and the other targets (The Pentagon and a piece of land in Shanksville, PA), in the photos I remember having seen him a white male with golden hair, a little chubby, but that information has disappeared (I just found some of it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2QAh0rBrew, and I think that the voice is that of Dylan Avery, the one that did "Loose Change", the first Internet Documentary Blockbuster denouncing some of the lies of 9/11), or if it still exist, Google and any other possible search engine are in the purpose of making harder and harder to find key information denouncing the legitimacy of the official narrative.
So, because we do not want that to happen with the rest of the information that is still kept in one place or another, even if many original sites have disappeared, the proposal to integrate in a 3-D model every single piece of footage showing a plane from a distinctive angle hitting the towers of the WTC, will be vital for this research....
Basic References for Now (This list will obviously grow to sizes still do not fathomed at this point):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_ssENU8OAw (In this movie, the aspects that I investigated in due time appear in minutes 2:06:22 to 2:17:44; https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21743816/, Figs. 2 and 4, always seeking the truth to be known, NOT at all a personal recognition)
First, to preserve the original footage that was sold to the public as airplanes hitting the WTC, that with the technology from now on, can be seen as fake inputs into the videos (please, check very carefully the first two links, and from the second, after the times given, which is where the focus lies on fake planes). So many books and movies have been already done about the travesty that the official story told by the US Government since that day, until now, and by a completely corrupt Mass Media, that this research is just another humble suggestion, one more nail for that coffin, that at least, has the minimum expectation to alert and to open the eyes of those that are still asleep into thinking that the narrative forced upon us with violence is the right one...
Additional sequences to explore are:
4) This one: https://www.researchgate.net/post/Fourth_Sequence_COVID-19_TTG_90_TTT_18_CAATCA_18_AAT_9_TAC_L_F_QS_N_Y_Viral_Pangolin_Insert_with_Receptor_Binding_Domain_RBD_in_a_Virus_of_Bat
Can System dynamics simulate cash transfer narratives well, If we consider multiple factors such as education, health and economy?