Document Type

Other

Publisher

Sage

School

Nursing and Midwifery

Comments

This article was originally published as: Molloy, D., Hendricks, J., & Williams, A. (2016, January). The Interpretive Approach as a Means of Understanding the Misunderstood. In International Journal of Qualitative Methods (Vol. 15, No. 1). 2455 Teller Rd, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320 USA: SAGE. PUBLICATIONS INC. Original article available here

Abstract

People’s experiences of health and illness are important areas of health research and practice. The interpretive process, and more significantly the biographical approach (Denzin, 1989), is an approach in which there is a focus on personal epiphanies which shape and reflect the stories people tell of their experiences. Dolby-Stahl (1985) contends stories of personal experience sit within the genre of folklore and that the reading of such stories must take into account the social, cultural, and historical contexts which influence and give meaning to experience.

DOI

10.1177/1609406916672113

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