Phenomenology and participant feedback: convention or contention?

Caroline Bradbury-Jones, Fiona Irvine, Sally Sambrook

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    Steps to enhance the rigour of qualitative research are much debated in nursing research. Prolonged engagement in the field, maintaining a journal and member checks (participant feedback) can help with this. This paper examines the latter, principally as we have been intrigued by the opposing viewpoints of nurse scholars regarding this matter. A process of critically analysing our research practice, coupled with an exploration of available literature has led to some clarity on the issue, as shared here
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)25-33
    Number of pages9
    JournalNurse Researcher
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2010


    • Qualitative research
    • Nursing research
    • Phenomenology
    • Participant feedback


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