Pen pals: correspondence as a method for data generation in qualitative research.

@article{Kralik2000PenPC,
  title={Pen pals: correspondence as a method for data generation in qualitative research.},
  author={Debbie Kralik and Tina K. Koch and Blackburn Blumenauer Boccieri Bonner Bono Mack Boozman Boren Brady},
  journal={Journal of advanced nursing},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={909-17}
}
The study aimed to understand the impact of chronic illness on the lives of midlife women and explore and share the ways in which women adapt to and/or tolerate chronic illness in their lives. In 1998, 80 women participated in a study in which data were generated by corresponding with the researcher. Guided by feminist principles of collaboration, reciprocity and disclosure, we created rich stories about what it is like to live with a chronic illness. In this paper we will discuss the first… CONTINUE READING