Welcome to the PNI InstituteAdvancing the state of the art in Participatory Narrative Inquiry
We founded the PNI Institute so you — and we — can link to other practitioners in the field of participatory narrative and in connected fields. Our ultimate aim is to advance the state of the art in Participatory Narrative Inquiry (PNI).
This site offers a calendar of our monthly PNI Institute Calls, a blog with short summaries of our calls, some information about the Institute, and a members page. Want to join? Registration is free. Want to know more? Get in touch.
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On our PNI Institute call on July 11, 2018, we talked about the use of PNI for decision support. Before the call, I had been poking around on the internet and found four frameworks or sets of criteria for talking about decision support, so we used them as a sort of...read more
Our PNI Institute call on June 13, 2018 was the second in our "uses of PNI" series. We talked about the use of PNI to catch emerging trends, or for weak signal detection. We started by talking about how the term "weak signal detection" is not one we'd rather use,...read more
On our next PNI call we are going to talk about the use of PNI for weak signal detection. I was thinking about this, and I realized that every time I hear those three words, a movie scene plays out in my mind. It goes like this. The astute detective and the...read more
Our PNI Institute call on May 9, 2018 was the first in our "uses of PNI" series. We talked about the use of PNI to "find things out" -- essentially, to answer specific research questions. We talked about projects in which inquiry into particular questions was...read more
photo credentials: Chris Ratzlaff Last month we announced the PNI Institute calls in 2018 will revolve around "why work with stories". The calls are great opportunities to swap stories of experience and sharpen your PNI skills through discussing and...read more
Our PNI Institute call for April 11, 2018 was for trading stories about PNI projects. We talked about projects that surprised us, projects we were proud of, and projects we thought people needed to hear about. And of course we talked about what makes a good project...read more
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