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Qualitative approaches in occupational therapy research
Karolinska Institute, Sweden .
Karolinska Institute, Sweden .
Karolinska Institute, Sweden .
Stockholm University, Sweden .
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2014 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Occupational Therapy, ISSN 1103-8128, E-ISSN 1651-2014, Vol. 21, 80-88 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Objective: Development of research in occupational therapy requires a continuous critical discussion concerning methodological approaches. In this paper the authors wish to contribute to such a discussion by introducing the Formal Data-Structure Analysis approach (FDSA) as a method for understanding peoples experiences. Methods and results: A review of selected publications from occupational therapy journals between 2003 and 2005 illustrated that qualitative articles within occupational therapy publications were mainly descriptive in nature. This finding raises questions about how to develop new knowledge that contributes to occupational therapy. Conclusions: In this paper the authors suggest that it is possible to apply the FDSA approach not only when describing and categorizing qualitative phenomena, but also when aiming to reach an in-depth understanding of issues related to human meaning-making; for example, how we understand engagement in occupations or living with a disability. Examples of the application of the FDSA approach are included and discussed.

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Informa Healthcare , 2014. Vol. 21, 80-88 p.
Keyword [en]
qualitative analysis; phenomenology; meaning; interpretation; hermeneutics; ethnography
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Sociology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-110719DOI: 10.3109/11038128.2014.952910ISI: 000340524500015PubMedID: 25116749OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-110719DiVA: diva2:748422
Available from: 2014-09-19 Created: 2014-09-19 Last updated: 2017-12-05

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