The purpose of this manuscript is to explicate the metaphor analysis process we employed in a recent study to make this methodology more accessible to future researchers. To explain and demystify metaphor analysis as a method, we describe in detail the three rounds of data analysis leading to findings. We seek to make transparent the messiness and thoughtfulness of the refining process as well as the methodological rigor and trustworthiness. In the discussion that follows, researchers share experiences with and resulting insights into the methodology in hopes of providing future researchers with support for their own metaphor analysis work.
metaphor methodology, metaphor analysis, collaboration, trustworthiness
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Shaw, D., Parsons, S. C., & Vasinda, S. (2021). Collaborative Metaphor Analysis Research Methodology: A Retrospective Self-Study. The Qualitative Report, 26(10), 3091-3111. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2021.4743