Virtual text and the growth of meaning in qualitative analysis
NLM Title Abbreviation
Res Nurs Health
Research in nursing & health
OBJECTIVE: NA DESIGN: NA SETTING: NA POPULATION: NA INTERVENTIONS: NA MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE(S): NA RESULTS/CONCLUSIONS: The virtual text, whose roots extend into the ground of both artistic and aesthetic texts, gives rise to analysis that flourishes in the light of rigorous scrutiny. The virtual text serves to describe the linkage between the research interview and the research report. We construct the virtual text from its artistic origins in the interview transcript and its aesthetic origins in the mind of the researcher. Nurses whose research of practice includes the elicitation, analysis, or transmission of stories may find reader-response theory useful in better understanding their interpretive strategies. They may also find that the awareness of their virtual texts, and the instantiation of virtual texts within memo files, enhances the trustworthiness of their research. [CINAHL abstract]
Qualitative Studies, Language, Storytelling, Funding Source, Sex Factors, Life Purpose
Published Article/Book Citation
Research in nursing & health, 19:2 (1996) pp.163-169.