We reflect on our process of working with an adapted framework as an effective strategy for analyzing and interpreting the results of our qualitative study on the lived experiences of insulin pump trainers. Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) was applied as the overarching research methodology and was encapsulated into a framework adapted from Bonello and Meehan (2019) and from Chong (2019). We describe this framework as the “embodiment of discovery” to posit the researcher’s tangible experience of discovering the meaning of data that also brought transparency to the researcher’s process for data analysis and interpretation. We present challenges the doctoral student researcher experienced working with the framework through three phases and various steps performed during the analysis. We recommend the framework may assist novice researchers as a tool for wayfinding and scoping the structure of data analysis and interpretation. We conclude that novice researchers should not fear finding their “embodiment of discovery” in adapting creative or alternate methods for qualitative analysis.
phenomenology, Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, human-computer interaction, training, framework, qualitative data analysis, embodiment, discovery, diabetes, insulin pumps; safety-critical design
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Hernandez, H. B., & Dringus, L. P. (2021). The Embodiment of Discovery: An Adapted Framework for Qualitative Analysis of Lived Experiences. The Qualitative Report, 26(6), 1736-1761. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2021.4748
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