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Archiving your data: planning and managing the process - a TCRU/NOVELLA special seminar 29-May-12Institute of Education, London

Narratives of Varied Everyday Lives and Linked Approaches (NOVELLA) is an ESRC funded, National Centre for Research Methods Phase III node concerned with the everyday habitual practices of families.

These practices are frequently taken for granted, but orientation to the social world and what people do are (at least partly) negotiated within families.

NOVELLA aims to look at new ways of analysing narrative and combining narrative analysis with other qualitative and quantitative methods to analyse 'disconnects' between people's narratives of their family lives and their everyday practices.

NOVELLA also runs a training programme designed to improve methodological skills in narrative analysis and linked approaches.