The Buyhavanese Stories

It is important to clarify that the BuyHavanese are grounded in University Research Theory. They are not just an individual's interpretation of an event or events. The Narrative Inquirer is most often an academic specialist in this area, having completed a Doctorate (PhD) in this specific methodology.

Narrative inquiry is data-based research that uses a variety of authentic tracking devices to ensure the validity of a story. Narrative Inquiry is instructive. It is designed to communicate meaning by sharing individual experiences with and through the researcher who is actively engaged in participating in the story with the research participant/s.

Narrative Inquiry relies upon the participation of another recognized Doctoral researcher (PhD) to audit the story and ensure that 'verisimilitude' or believability in the data interpretation is followed. Dr. Esther Joosa of Singapore is the external university auditor for all BuyHavanese Stories.

As well, other individuals with specific knowledge of a subject area are asked to edit the story for understanding and content. There are always 4-6 breeders who read and edit the BuyHavanese stories for content before they are published. This careful auditing situates the content squarely within the knowledge base of dog breeding in an ethical manner.

So to clarify, the BuyHavanese Stories are not just this or that person's recollections about events that occur. They are audited stories that are date tracked with concrete evidence used as data. For owners considering sharing their stories, please be assured that the greatest care will be taken to share your understandings of what occurred in the most ethical manner possible.

Wikipedia describes Narrative inquiry as follows:

"Narrative inquiry or narrative analysis emerged as a discipline from within the broader field of qualitative research in the early 20th century.[1] Narrative inquiry uses field texts, such as stories, autobiography, journals, field notes, letters, conversations, interviews, family stories, photos (and other artifacts), and life experience, as the units of analysis to research and understand the way people create meaning in their lives as narratives.[2]

Narrative ways of knowing[edit] Narrative is a powerful tool in the transfer, or sharing, of knowledge, one that is bound to cognitive issues of memory, constructed memory, and perceived memory. Jerome Bruner discusses this issue in his 1990 book, Acts of Meaning, where he considers the narrative form as a non-neutral rhetorical account that aims at “illocutionary intentions,” or the desire to communicate meaning.[8] This technique might be called “narrative” or defined as a particular branch of storytelling within the narrative method. Bruner’s approach places the narrative in time, to “assume an experience of time” rather than just making reference to historical time.[9]

This narrative approach captures the emotion of the moment described, rendering the event active rather than passive, infused with the latent meaning being communicated by the teller. Two concepts are thus tied to narrative storytelling: memory and notions of time, both as time as found in the past and time as re-lived in the present.[10]

A narrative method accepts the idea that knowledge can be held in stories that can be relayed, stored, and retrieved.[11]"

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