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Making meaning: the creative component in qualitative research
Qualitative Health Research (2002)
  • A. Hunter
  • P. Lusardi
  • D. Zucker
  • C. Jacelon
  • Genevieve Chandler, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Findings in qualitative research are often wondrous and exciting, expounding new knowledge and perceptions previously unknown. Qualitative research requires the researcher to ponder and reflect on the data collected so as to find the meaning within. Helping researchers learn how to perform this step is not well discussed in the qualitative literature, yet this is one of the more crucial components of this type of research. In this article, the incubation, the meaning-making phase of qualitative research, is discussed in relation to the experiences of five researchers who have used traditional processes, models, metaphors, plays, pastiche, poetry, and quilt making and design to help them make meaning.
Publication Date
March, 2002
Publisher Statement
DOI: 10.1177/104973202129119964
Citation Information
A. Hunter, P. Lusardi, D. Zucker, C. Jacelon, et al.. "Making meaning: the creative component in qualitative research" Qualitative Health Research Vol. 12 Iss. 3 (2002)
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