Collecting qualitative data: Part I. Journal as a method: Experience, rationale and limitations

Tuckett, Anthony G. and Stewart, Don E. (2003) Collecting qualitative data: Part I. Journal as a method: Experience, rationale and limitations. Contemporary Nurse, 16 1-2: 104-113.


Author Tuckett, Anthony G.
Stewart, Don E.
Title Collecting qualitative data: Part I. Journal as a method: Experience, rationale and limitations
Journal name Contemporary Nurse   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1037-6178
Publication date 2003-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 16
Issue 1-2
Start page 104
End page 113
Total pages 10
Place of publication Maleny, Qld., Australia
Publisher eContent Management
Language eng
Subject 320000 Medical and Health Sciences
321100 Nursing
1110 Nursing
11 Medical and Health Sciences
Abstract This article discusses the experiences, rationale for and limitations of the journal, namely - research partcipant's personal journal and the researcher's field journal as a method for collecting qualitative data. Numerous strengths are proposed for and limitations are countered in the use of the journal as a method. This methods paper is aimed at nursing academics, authors and nursing students interested in the practical reality of research but who are also mindful of the necessity for rigour. A second paper will discuss the experience, rationale for and limitations of the group discussion as a suitable method for collecting qualitative data.
Keyword Research methods
Personal journal
Field journal
Qualitative research
Method
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
School of Nursing and Midwifery Publications
 
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