Choose Your Method: A Comparison of Phenomenology, Discourse Analysis, and Grounded Theory

@article{Starks2007ChooseYM,
  title={Choose Your Method: A Comparison of Phenomenology, Discourse Analysis, and Grounded Theory},
  author={H. Starks and Susan Brown Trinidad},
  journal={Qualitative Health Research},
  year={2007},
  volume={17},
  pages={1372 - 1380}
}
The purpose of this article is to compare three qualitative approaches that can be used in health research: phenomenology, discourse analysis, and grounded theory. The authors include a model that summarizes similarities and differences among the approaches, with attention to their historical development, goals, methods, audience, and products. They then illustrate how these approaches differ by applying them to the same data set. The goal in phenomenology is to study how people make meaning of… Expand
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