Elicitation techniques in connection with semi-structured interviews are scantily used, but reported to be beneficial to research. We developed and tested a new visual technique to be utilized in the latter part of semi-structured interviews. It has proved to be feasible and beneficial to use, and it could possibly be used by others. This way of extending the interviews generates more data in a visual form, as well as in a verbal form, by supporting the participants in remembering nearly forgotten parts of their experiences and in expressing emotions associated with those significant experiences. As a contribution to qualitative research, our study showed that the visual data, created by the participants, also contributed to getting the elaborated narratives.
Elicitation Technique, Emotions, Health Service Research, Semi-Structured Interviews, Patient Perspective, Narrative Methods, and Qualitative Research
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Thygesen, M. K., Pedersen, B. D., Kragstrup, J., Wagner, L., & Mogensen, O. (2011). Utilizing a New Graphical Elicitation Technique to Collect Emotional Narratives Describing Disease Trajectories. The Qualitative Report, 16(2), 596-608. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol16/iss2/19