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Phenomenography: a qualitative research approach for exploring understanding in health care

Phenomenography: a qualitative research approach for exploring understanding in health care

Qualitative Health Research 9(2): 212-226

Phenomenography is a little-known qualitative research approach that has potential for health care research, particularly when people's understanding of their experience is the goal. Phenomenography is explained as a qualitative, nondualistic research approach that identifies and retains the discourse of research participants. This article seeks to present the major assumptions associated with phenomenographic research. An example of the way in which research outcomes are presented is included to emphasize its distinctiveness. It is noted that phenomenography has potential in the area of qualitative health research and will benefit from ongoing development and application.

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DOI: 10.1177/104973299129121794

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