Social Research Glossary


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Citation reference: Harvey, L., 2012-17, Social Research Glossary, Quality Research International,

This is a dynamic glossary and the author would welcome any e-mail suggestions for additions or amendments. Page updated 2 January, 2017 , © Lee Harvey 2012–2017.


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core definition


explanatory context

The story refers to the events of a narrative that are givenchronologically in the order of their 'actual' occurrence. Thisis distinct from the plot, which is the order the events arerelated in the telling of the story.

analytical review

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associated issues


related areas

See also



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