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

  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},
  • M. WertzM. Nosek E. Marlow
  • Published 1 January 2011
  • Sociology
  • International Journal of Qualitative Studies on Health and Well-being
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