Title

Virtual text and the growth of meaning in qualitative analysis

Document Type

Article

Peer Reviewed

1

Publication Date

4-1-1996

NLM Title Abbreviation

Res Nurs Health

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Research in nursing & health

PubMed ID

8606986

Abstract

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]

Keywords

Qualitative Studies, Language, Storytelling, Funding Source, Sex Factors, Life Purpose

Published Article/Book Citation

Research in nursing & health, 19:2 (1996) pp.163-169.

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URL

https://ir.uiowa.edu/nursing_pubs/148