Phenomenographic Approaches in Research About Nursing.

Whitfield, Martha M, Mimirinis, Mike ORCID: 0000-0003-1835-9348, Macdonald, Danielle, Klein, Tracy and Wilson, Rosemary
(2023) Phenomenographic Approaches in Research About Nursing. Glob Qual Nurs Res, 10. p. 23333936231212281.

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We propose that phenomenography is well-suited to research about nursing, given its focus on identifying variation in individuals' experiences, and inclusion of diverse voices and perspectives. Phenomenography explores qualitatively different ways in which a group of people experience a phenomenon, often using semi-structured interviews. The use of phenomenography is especially relevant in research about nursing which provides accounts of the experiences of nurses and patients within complex practice settings. We consider the tenets of phenomenography and examine phenomenography's relationship to and differences from phenomenology. We review literature published about phenomenographic research in nursing and reflect on the potential benefits of phenomenographic research about nursing. This paper adds to knowledge about use of phenomenography in research about nursing.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: conceptions, nursing research, phenomenography, qualitative interviews, qualitative methodologies, variation theory
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Histories, Languages and Cultures
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 08 Dec 2023 08:37
Last Modified: 08 Dec 2023 08:38
DOI: 10.1177/23333936231212281
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