Muddying the waters or swimming downstream?: A critical analysis of literature reviewing in a phenomenological study through an exploration of the lifeworld, reflexivity and the role of the researcher.

Fry, J., Scammell, J. and Barker, S., 2017. Muddying the waters or swimming downstream?: A critical analysis of literature reviewing in a phenomenological study through an exploration of the lifeworld, reflexivity and the role of the researcher. Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology. (In Press)

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Abstract

This paper examines the debate of whether a systematic literature review should be undertaken within a qualitative research study. It then focuses specifically on the role of a literature review in a phenomenological study. This exploration considers the pertinence of orienting to, articulating and delineating the phenomenon within a review of the literature and suggests what is most suitable for this purpose. This paper discusses how a review of existing literature should include contextualising the chosen phenomenon within a given context. This is illustrated by the first author’s literature review within a descriptive phenomenological study. We also discuss the important issue of ‘when’ the researcher should fully enter the attitude of the phenomenological reduction and ‘how’ this may influence the study.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:2079-7222
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:27443
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Deposited On:28 Feb 2017 11:16
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