Application of Colaizzi’s Method of Data Analysis in Phenomenological Research
Keywords:Colaizzi’s data analysis, Phenomenology, Ischemic heart disease (IHD), Lived experience.
Background: Phenomenology is a research method intended to explore the experiences of people as they
live in different phases of their life. Aim: This paper aimed to explore the Colaizzi’s method of descriptive
data analysis to articulate the experiences of women living with Ischemic heart disease (IHD).
Method: By using the actual research data, the technique of Colaizzi’s data analysis was used to extract,
organize and analyze the data.
Results: Colaizzi’s strategy was effectively utilized in identifying significant statements from the transcribed
verbatim and meanings were formulated. From these formulated meanings clusters of themes and themes
were derived which eventually helped in the development of thematic map of experiences of women with
Ischemic heart disease (IHD).
Conclusion: Colaizzi’s step of data analysis in descriptive phenomenology was effectively utilized in this
research that facilitated in reflecting the experiences of IHD patients.
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