Descriptive versus interpretive phenomenology: their contributions to nursing knowledge.

@article{Lopez2004DescriptiveVI,
  title={Descriptive versus interpretive phenomenology: their contributions to nursing knowledge.},
  author={Kay A Lopez and Danny Gaylon Willis},
  journal={Qualitative health research},
  year={2004},
  volume={14 5},
  pages={726-35}
}
A number of articles in the nursing literature discuss the differences between descriptive and interpretive approaches to doing phenomenology. A review of studies demonstrates, however, that many researchers do not articulate which approach guides the study, nor do they identify the philosophical assumptions on which the study is based. Such lack of clarity makes it difficult for the reader to obtain a sense of how the knowledge produced by the study is to be evaluated and used. In this article… CONTINUE READING

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