Pursuing both breadth and depth in qualitative research: Illustrated by a study of the Experience of Intimate Caring for a Loved one with Alzheimer's Disease.

Todres, L. and Galvin, K. T., 2005. Pursuing both breadth and depth in qualitative research: Illustrated by a study of the Experience of Intimate Caring for a Loved one with Alzheimer's Disease. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 4 (2), pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

In this article, the authors explore the methodological and epistemological tensions between breadth and depth with reference to a study into the experience of caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s disease. They consider the benefits and limitations of each of two phases of the study: a generic qualitative study of narrative breadth and a descriptive phenomenological study of lifeworld depth into selected phenomena. The article concludes with a reflection on the kinds of distinctive knowledge generated by each of these two phases and the benefits of their complementary relationship with one another.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:1609-4069
Subjects:Technology > Medicine and Health
Group:School of Health and Social Care
ID Code:1164
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:16 Apr 2007
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 14:36

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