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Narrative analysis about my research topic Critical evaluation of personal preparedness 1 to 2 pages

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Take your assigned Qualitative method, and to draft a research project outline (objectives and process draft) to address your selected research topic area (this is a ‘trial’).You will need to provide YOUR rich understanding of the style of research assigned, and the key aspects or criteria to qualify as that style of study.

Specify what type of questions you would build into your literature review; the questions you would pose in your interviews;the specific observations do you want recorded.

Please post your plans on the discussion board for the class to review and provide constructive, referenced critique.

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narrative analysis

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Narrative analysis This is my peer answer. Please do like her as my research Kindly, Prior to my project proposal, I’d like to discuss what narrative analysis is. A narrative analysis is the “positioning of characters in time and space to give order to and make sense of what happened” (Bamberg, nd). Simply put, it is telling a story. Narrative researchers often attempt to explain what happened, how it came about and what effects it had (Bamberg, nd). A narrative analysis, however, is more than hearing someone’s story and documenting it for future generations. It’s drawing conclusions using story-telling as the means of gathering information. There are two forms narrative research can take—research on narratives, and research with narratives. In emergency management, research with narratives is more common, especially when looking at response case studies and lessons learned. One model of narrative analysis, and the one I will be using in my project outline is called “thematic analysis” (Riessman, 2005). Thematic analyses focus more on what is said, not how it’s said (Riessman, 2005). Researchers using this type of analysis will collect many stories, pulling from all of them to create groups of the data (Riessman, 2005). For example, the paper may group stories in bins of “opened the EOC prior to the event”, or “did not monitor rumor control”, and will then draw conclusions from these bins (Riessman, 2005). This is the most often used theme, appearing in case studies and vignettes. My narrative research project will be determining best practices for hospitals when responding to hurricanes. In this study I will use a thematic analysis to look at multiple after action reports, and first person accounts of past hospital responses to hurricanes. I will then find common links of what everyone did, what everyone forgot, and what everyone thought of after the fact, and compile them into a list of best practices. Examples of stories I will use include: a first person account from Tom Lawhorne in regards to a hurricane that hit one of HCA Healthcare’s locations, the impact of Hurricane Sandy on a hospital’s emergency and dialysis services, the story of a psychiatric hospital’s evacuation during Hurricane Katrina, and the experiences of one New Orleans hospital during Hurricane Gustav. Questions I will ask include: • How much notice to the hurricane did you have? • • • • • • • • • • What were the predictions of strength and duration? When did you activate your emergency protocols? In the case of evacuations: when did you determine you needed evacuations? Did you have plans already in place for evacuations? When did you start your evacuation? What complications did you face during response? Who did you have responding? (Looking at hospital personnel, city partners, healthcare coalitions, police, etc) Describe the level of resources available to you during the event? Is there anything you realized after the fact that you wished you remembered or knew during the event? Where were there hiccups in your plans and how did you react to them? What do you think was done well during the response? What could have gone better? Those last two questions are two key observations to the study, because it gives me a basis on which to build my “bins” and lessons learned. If I notice a lot of the stories mentioned they wished they had exercised their plan, then one lesson learned will be to exercise your plan. One thing about a narrative analysis is that you are not entering the research gathering with a specific question in mind, or something to prove. Instead of listening stories through the lense of a specific question, you keep an open mind and let the information you hear direct where you are taking your study. This study would be very different if my research question was “does opening an EOC 48 hours before a hurricane lead to better coordinated efforts?” Because then I’d constantly be on the look out for information validating my point, but with a thematic approach you are letting the stories you hear guide your results. Bamberg, M. (nd). Narrative Analysis. Clark University. APA Handbook of Research Methods in Psychology. Retrieved from: Riessman, C.K. (2005). Narrative Analysis. Narrative, Memory & Everyday Life. University of Huddersfield. Retrieved from: ...
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Critical Evaluation of Personal Preparedness for Emergency among University Students
Narrative Analysis
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A narrative analysis focuses on recounting personal experiences of individual subjects or
research participants. This design is a methodology which is used by researchers as a means to
systematically gather, analyze, and interpret people’s stories (data) as recounted or told by them
(Lewis, 2015). This methodology captures the personal and human dimension of accounts and
experiences over time and relates these experiences to their cultural dimension. I intend to
capitalize on narrative analysis as a form of qualitative research design that is relevant for
gathering important data necessary for this study.
To critically evaluate the level of personal preparedness for emergency and disaster
among students, I will use the narrative analysis to synthesize the descriptive data relating to the
individual responses each student during the last emergencies situations such as hurricane Irma,
hurricane Katrina and other disastrous situations such as fire, and gun attack as accounted by the
individual. This approach will try to analyze how each student responded and whether their
response to the emergency was worthwhile. My narrative research project will, therefore, focus
on determining the best practices for personal preparedness for disaster based on the accounts of
every research participant. In this regard, I will incorporate the aspect of content analysis to
examine the oral contents of the personal accounts of individuals and their responses to
emergencies. Through this technique, I will be able to identify and analyze socio-cognitive and
perceptual constructs as they relate to the participant's accounts of disastrous and their responses.
Accounts of personal experiences and responses to various emergen...

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