Phenomenological approaches: challenges and choices

Jan Pringle, Charles Hendry, Ella McLafferty

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Phenomenology is a recognised approach for investigating experiences in health research. Difficulties regarding the approach, however, have been documented with even the definitions and terminology sometimes being unclear. In addition to this, there have been claims that many nurse researchers have failed to report how the gap between philosophically related theory and research practice is managed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-18
Number of pages12
JournalNurse Researcher
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • phenomenology
  • research methods
  • interpretative phenomenological analysis
  • Health Services Research
  • Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research


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