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Volume 26, Issue 3
  • ISSN: 1385-1535
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7324

Abstract

Abstract

To explore interpretations and meanings of individuals’ experiences, it is normal to conduct open in-depth interviews. Asking participants to express their meanings and beliefs through metaphors or other symbolic representations can enhance insight in their experiences. Also it will support those who find it difficult to describe their feelings in words alone.

This article describes some methodological considerations, the process of using and analyzing metaphors, and the identified metaphors.

The article ends by reflecting on the impact of using metaphors as a way to collect experiences, both from the researcher and participant perspective. Furthermore, we recommend using metaphors or other symbolic representations in future research studying lived experiences and meanings participants associate with these experiences.

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