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Research approaches related to phenomenology: negotiating a complex landscape

22 November 2012

Nurse Researcher

A&S Science

Aim To provide a comprehensive overview of the many research approaches related to phenomenology and their philosophical underpinnings. Background Phenomenological...

An overview of interpretive phenomenology as a research methodology

01 July 2013

Nurse Researcher

Interpretive phenomenology

Aim To provide an overview of interpretive phenomenology. Background Phenomenology is a philosophy and a research approach. As a research approach, it is used...

Phenomenology: to wonder and search for meanings

01 July 2004

Nurse Researcher

A&S Science

Simone de Beauvoir, who was Jean-Paul Sartre’s long-time companion, lover and collaborator, told the story of how Sartre became very emotional upon hearing of...

Analysis of phenomenological data generated with children as research participants

01 July 2003

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

Phenomenology as a research method is increasingly used in nursing. It has been recognised as appropriate for research in which children are research participants....

Using a reflective diary to develop bracketing skills during a phenomenological investigation

01 July 2004

Nurse Researcher

A&S Science

Phenomenology has become an increasingly popular research approach within nursing over the last 25 years. Its roots are within the philosophical movement, and Edmund...

Issues in phenomenological nursing research: the combined use of pain diaries and interviewing

01 April 2006

Nurse Researcher

issues in research

Kathryn Clarke and Ron Iphofen describe how combining two methods – diaries and interviews – proved fruitful in a study that sought to explore the experience of...

Patients’ lived experience of myeloma

16 March 2011

Nursing Standard

Art & Science

Aim To explore patients’ lived experience of being diagnosed with myeloma. Method A hermeneutic phenomenological approach was adopted to analyse data from interviews...

Differentiating between descriptive and interpretive phenomenological research approaches

14 July 2015

Nurse Researcher


Aim To provide insight into how descriptive and interpretive phenomenological research approaches can guide nurse researchers during the generation and application...

Open AccessOC17 – Merging the person and the illness: the lived experience of emerging adults with childhood onset chronic illness

09 May 2016

Nursing Children and Young People


Theme: Transition of care. Chronic illness is emerging as major health problem in the developed world. This study explored the lived experiences of emerging adults...

Using Colaizzi’s method of data analysis to explore the experiences of nurse academics teaching on satellite campuses

16 March 2018

Nurse Researcher

Evidence & practice

Background Phenomenology is a useful methodological approach in qualitative nursing research. It enables researchers to put aside their perceptions of a phenomenon...