The composite first person narrative: Texture, structure, and meaning in writing phenomenological descriptions

@article{Wertz2011TheCF,
  title={The composite first person narrative: Texture, structure, and meaning in writing phenomenological descriptions},
  author={Marcia Stanley Wertz and Marcianna Nosek and Susan G. McNiesh and Elizabeth Marlow},
  journal={International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being},
  year={2011},
  volume={6}
}
  • M. Wertz, M. Nosek, E. Marlow
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
This paper illustrates the use of composite first person narrative interpretive methods, as described by Todres, across a range of phenomena. This methodology introduces texture into the presently understood structures of phenomena and thereby creates new understandings of the phenomenon, bringing about a form of understanding that is relationally alive that contributes to improved caring practices. The method is influenced by the work of Gendlin, Heidegger, van Manen, Gadamer, and Merleau… 

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