Research Study : Phenomenology Research

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Methods The qualitative method that will undergird the development of this research study is phenomenology research. This research approach seeks to examine the mutual experiences of a specific group of people (Creswell, 2013). The goal of this approach is to examine the “data thematically to extract essences and essentials of participant meanings” (Miles et al., 2014, p. 8). Using interviews, the researcher seeks to learn what adult with ADHD experienced and how they experienced a specific phenomenon (Creswell, 2013). While there are two approaches to phenomenological studies, “hermeneutical” and “transcendental” (Creswell, 2013, p.80) , this study will utilize transcendental phenomenology as the basis for the conceptual framework. Textual and structural descriptions will be deduced based on the data gathered and analyzed (Creswell, 2013). This research approach was selected because it is the desire of the researcher to explore and discover the experiences of adults with ADHD. This particular research approach will allow the researcher to gain a deeper understanding of their lived experiences of adults with ADHD and help to determine whether specific experiences in primary and secondary education affect work productivity and job performance among adults living with ADHD. Type of design and rationale. The data collection approach to be utilized for this study is interviews. Interviews will be conducted in two formats (a) one-on-one and (b) focus groups. All
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