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Present tense commentary: A qualitative research technique

Mitchell, Theresa


Theresa Mitchell


This paper describes Present Tense Commentary (PTC) as a technique to gather rich data which satisfies the requirements of a hermeneutic phenomenological approach to research. Using PTC, the informant is encouraged to relive significant events by conveying them to the researcher as if they are happening now. © 1999 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.


Mitchell, T. (1999). Present tense commentary: A qualitative research technique. Nurse Education Today, 19(2), 151-158.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Feb 1, 1999
Journal Nurse Education Today
Print ISSN 0260-6917
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 19
Issue 2
Pages 151-158
Keywords qualitative research, present tense commentary
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