Qualitative Open Mic: Making Interpretations Episode 5 - Joy Llewellyn-Beardsley on lived experience in interpretation

15 May 2024

In this series we are exploring the art of interpreting qualitative health data, sharing insights achieving conceptual depth with different types of data and methods, integrating qualitative findings with quantitative data, and integrating lived experience in interpretation.

In this episode:

This episode reflects on how lived experience can engender insights, support the interpretative process and enhance the trustworthiness of qualitative research. We consider the different kinds of experience that can enhance this process, the limits of individual lived experience, and what this means for researchers who don’t have personal experience of the phenomenon under study.

Content note: this episode contains mentions of mental distress, abuse, and trauma.

Listen below, or on Spotify or Apple Podcasts.