Title

Extreme Data Reduction: The Case for the Research Tanka

Publication Date

1-2-2015

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This article demonstrates how research Tankas can be used as a means of data reduction and representation in qualitative research. This study consists of a secondary analysis of several data sources, and utilizes a process of co-constructed data analysis using the thematic analysis and research poetry. The authors explore the nature of poetry in qualitative research. Original data are juxtaposed with cocreated themes and research poems which are used as containers for data reduction and the creation of additional layers of meaning. Implications for qualitative research area presented.

Publication Title

Journal of Poetry Therapy

Volume

28

Issue

1

First Page

43

Last Page

52

DOI

10.1080/08893675.2015.990755

Version

pre-print, post-print

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