A Performance Transcription Exercise

Abstract

This performance transcription exercise features verbatim narratives of open-ended interviews conducted with self-identified physically disabled professionals from the critical, applied learning pedagogical film Cripping: A Performance Ethnography of Disability and Identity. A performance approach to qualitative narrative research focuses the embodied telling of a story as the subject of inquiry. Comparing and contrasting the potential oral interpretations of each research participant’s narrative excerpt based on the researcher’s transcription choices illustrates how transcription is vital component of the interpretation and analysis processes in personal narrative and storytelling research.


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