Discussion of Research Methods
The following questions relate to Phenomenological research
Give an example of a question relating to nursing which was researched using a phenomenological approach and justify why the approach was chosen. Identify the Spider components of the study (SPIDER Sample, Phenomenon of Interest, Design, Evaluation, Research type, Cooke et al., 2012).
How are the data usually collected in phenomenological research? Explain why?
How are the data most commonly analysed in phenomenological research?
What strategies can a researcher use to ensure the rigour of phenomenological research?
On the Joanna Briggs Hierarchy of Evidence what type of evidence and level on the hierarchy is provided by a well conducted single phenomenological study?
Consider a question which you have come across in your practice which might be answered using phenomenological methods. Briefly justify why this approach would be ideal.
Think of a question which you have come across in your practice which might be answered using an RCT.
Briefly justify why this approach would be ideal. Briefly identify the PICO components of the study.