Phenomenology aims to seek knowledge of what it means to be human in the world. It attempts to describe the essence of phenomena without presuppositions or judgements. Phenomenological researchers seek to ask how persons experience their lived world. Max van Manen’s Hermeneutic phenomenological approach is especially relevant to nursing research as it provides a way to understand how the persons experience their world. This approach also provides four steps of data analysis which encourages the nursing researchers to craft the texts in order to develop the structure of meaning of the texts or themes. They are (1) uncovering thematic aspects, (2) isolating thematic statements, (3) composing linguistic transformations, and (4) gleaning thematic descriptions. Then, the researchers would be able to understand the meaning of the experience of the clients as they lived in it and the knowledge would provide services or strategies to help clients more effectively.
|Translated title of the contribution||Thematic analysis guided by Max van Manen: Hermeneutic (interpretive) phenomenological approach|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of Health Science Research|
|Publication status||Published - 31 Dec 2018|