Researchers continue placing emphasis on qualitative research. Hermeneutics refers to the skill of interpretation as transformation. Hermeneutics help researchers in interpreting data. It allows researchers to have meaning of texts or texts analogue. Text analogue is anything treated as a text like organization, human artifact and culture. The objective of hermeneutics is to help human understand what people say, and why. Hermeneutics suggests various ways that help in understanding a test. It attempts in making the text clear. It means the text must have confusion or it is in complete, contradictory or cloudy. The interpretation aims at bringing sense and coherence. Hermeneutics therefore assists in explaining the relationships between organizations and people.
If someone says that the study conducted by Brown (2014) had a hermeneutic contribution, it means that the research conducted in 2014 by Brown received some input through interpretation of certain phenomena either in part or as a whole. It means that the explanations in the study happened through interpretation using hermeneutic phenomenology.
Interviews should provide rich descriptions of experience under study. The technique for interviewing changes as the theory develops. If the experience under study is continuous, the researcher should strive as much as possible to obtain many details about the daily life (Polit & Beck, 2008). The interviewer can start with general questions and progress to probing questions. The unstructured methods are useful in face-to-face communication. The questions in unstructured interviews include structural, descriptive and contrast. The structural questions focus in developing a range of categories. Descriptive questions allow the research participants to describe their experiences using their own language. The contrast questions all the participants to give differences of various symbols and terms in research.
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