Promoting Rigorous Research by Examining Lived Experiences: A Review of Four Qualitative Traditions

Elizabeth A. Prosek, Donna M. Gibson

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Abstract

Counseling researchers often use qualitative research methods to explore phenomena. In particular, lived experience designs seek to answer how, what, and why questions to develop meaning or theory from the context and the people who lived the phenomenon. We review four lived experience traditions: phenomenology, consensual qualitative research, narrative inquiry, and case study. The appropriateness of these methods for counseling research and guidelines for design are presented. Recommendations for reporting coherence among the essential elements of a qualitative design are discussed to strengthen counseling researchers' adherence to exemplary practices.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)167-177
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Counseling and Development
Volume99
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Applied Psychology

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