Analyzing adoptive parent interviews using the descriptive phenomenological psychological method

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SAGE Research Methods Datasets Part 2


This dataset provides an example of interview analysis using the descriptive phenomenological psychological method while incorporating a theoretical framework for final data organization. The data were provided by Dr. Deena Shelton and Dr. Corinne Wehby Bridges as a result of Dr. Shelton’s dissertation study chaired by Dr. Bridges. Dr. Shelton explored adoptive parent experiences of support during the process in an effort to offer valuable information to counselors and social workers who serve adoptive families in the United States. The dataset provides step-by-step examples using Giorgi, Giorgi, and Morley’s (2017) descriptive phenomenological psychological method with visual examples from the original collected data. The dataset files are accompanied by a teaching guide and a student guide.