publication . Article . 2002

Advancing Uncertainty: Untangling and Discerning Related Concepts

Janice Penrod;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Dec 2002 Journal: International Journal of Qualitative Methods, volume 1 (issn: 1609-4069, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publishing
Abstract
<jats:p> Methods of advancing concepts within the qualitative paradigm have been developed and articulated. In this section, I describe methodological perspectives of a project designed to advance the concept of uncertainty using multiple qualitative methods. Through a series of earlier studies, the concept of uncertainty arose repeatedly in varied contexts, working its way into prominence, and warranting further investigation. Processes of advanced concept analysis were used to initiate the formal investigation into the meaning of the concept. Through concept analysis, the concept was deconstructed to identify conceptual components and gaps in understanding. </...
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free text keywords: Education, lcsh:Social sciences (General), lcsh:H1-99, Data source, Tunnel vision, medicine.symptom, medicine, Qualitative research, Epistemology, Sociology, Conceptualization, Lived experience, Formal concept analysis, Phenomenology (philosophy)
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