publication . Article . 2002

Advancing Uncertainty: Untangling and Discerning Related Concepts

Janice Penrod;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Dec 2002 Journal: International Journal of Qualitative Methods, volume 1, pages 54-61 (issn: 1609-4069, eissn: 1609-4069, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
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. Using this ...
Subjects
free text keywords: Social sciences (General), H1-99
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