I want to suggest as well that sociologists no longer should maintain, in good faith or in willful ignorance, a division between fiction and social science data. Fiction does not mean falsehood, or something opposed to truth, and good ethnographies are true fictions.

Denzin (1990) p. 201

Denzin, N. K. (1990). Harold and Agnes: A feminist narrative undoing. Sociological Theory, 8(2), 198–216.