ERIC Number: EJ1230574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
A Non-Traditional Validation Tool: Using Cultural Domain Analysis for Interpretive Phenomenology
McGaha, Kristina K.; D'Urso, Patricia A.
International Journal of Social Research Methodology, v22 n6 p585-598 2019
Validation is a critical element of analysis which increases the credibility, rigor, and trustworthiness of research. Interpretive phenomenology traditionally has employed member checking as the validation tool to support the themes cultivated from data. However, the literature has challenged member checking as being insufficient or inaccurate in validating interpretive phenomenological analysis (IPA). Using cultural domain analysis (CDA) to validate IPA findings is a novel and non-traditional approach to the method design. CDA, a method more commonly associated with ethnographic or anthropological research, parallels the epistemology and ontology of IPA. This article illustrates the use of free listing (a CDA tool) to validate findings of an interpretive phenomenological study about Generation Z's experiences in the workplace. A brief discussion of the study will be included to establish context, but the primary discussion will address using cultural domain analysis to validate IPA. The implications, limitations, and challenges of this method design will also be discussed.
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Ethnography, Research Design, Work Environment, Age Groups, Validity, Cultural Influences, Case Studies, Leadership Styles, Preferences, College Students, Student Attitudes, Work Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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