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ERIC Number: EJ800276
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Using Hermeneutic Phenomenology to Investigate How Experienced Practitioners Learn to Communicate Clinical Reasoning
Ajjawi, Rola; Higgs, Joy
Qualitative Report, v12 n4 p612-638 Dec 2007
This paper is primarily targeted at doctoral students and other researchers considering using hermeneutic phenomenology as a research strategy. We present interpretive paradigm research designed to investigate how experienced practitioners learn to communicate their clinical reasoning in professional practice. Twelve experienced physiotherapy practitioners participated in this research. Using hermeneutic phenomenology enabled access to a phenomenon that is often subconscious and provided a means of interpreting participants' experiences of personal learning journeys. Within the philosophy underpinning hermeneutic phenomenology, researchers need to design a research strategy that flows directly from the research question and goals of the research project. This paper explores such a strategy. (Contains 2 tables, 2 figures, and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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