qualitative research

Towards Bettering HIV/AIDS Understandings: A Phenomenographic-Comparison of the Conceptions of HIV-Positive University Students in Finland and Nigeria

Thesis by Emmanuel Okwara for his Doctorate in Teacher of Education, Faculty of Behavioural Sciences, University of Helsinki, 2015

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Addressing HIV Stigma Through Photovoice: A Qualitative Approach


The current qualitative research study invited women of color to describe their experiences with stigma. PhotoVoice, a method of documentary photography, was used to convey experiences. Ten women with HIV (N=4 African American, N=6 Hispanic/Latina) recruited from the LAC+USC Medical Center. Participants were trained in photovoice and digital camera use by a professional photojournalis and given 2–5 weeks to critically reflect on stigma and take photographs to bring reflections to life.

"Hope is that fiery feeling": Using Poetry as Data to Explore the Meanings of Hope for Young People

Bishop, E., & Willis, K. (2014). "Hope is that fiery feeling": Using Poetry as Data to Explore the Meanings of Hope for Young People. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung / Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 15(1). Retrieved from http://www.qualitative-research.net/index.php/fqs/article/view/2013/3631


What Young People Want From a Sexual Health Website: Design and Development of Sexunzipped

McCarthy, O., Carswell, K., Murray, E., Free, C., Stevenson, F., & Bailey, J. V. (2012). What young people want from a sexual health website: Design and development of Sexunzipped. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14(5) e127. doi:10.2196/jmir.2116



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