Utilizing a new graphical elicitation technique to collect emotional narratives describing disease trajectories

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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.

Original languageEnglish
JournalQualitative Report
Volume16
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)596-608
Number of pages13
ISSN1052-0147
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2011

    Research areas

  • Elicitation technique, Emotions, Health service research, Narrative methods, Patient perspective, Qualitative research, Semi-structured interviews

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