The so-what of lifeworld research.

Keen, S., 2006. The so-what of lifeworld research. In: 4th Nordic Interdisciplinary Conference: Qualitative Methods in the Service of Health, May 2006, Vaxjo, Sweden.

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This presentation addresses a gap between lifeworld studies and their use in practice. The number of studies increase year on year, yet the implications of this work appear to show little impact on practice, research, policy or service users’ lives. Few authors of qualitative research studies move beyond the traditional dissemination of their work in peer-reviewed journals. This paper reports the results of a recent literature review that demonstrates how qualitative researchers currently communicate their findings. In particular, it focuses on studies paying attention to both the scientific and communicative concerns of qualitative research. Many of the authors of these studies use non-traditional modes of dissemination, for example, drama, dance or poetry to reach their intended audience. These innovative strategies of dissemination will be considered to illustrate their value for lifeworld-led care.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Subjects:Social Sciences > Sociology
Group:School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Qualitative Research
ID Code:11645
Deposited By:Dr Steven Keen
Deposited On:29 Sep 2009 20:49
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 15:15

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