Phenomenological Research Methods by Clark E. MoustakasIn this volume, Clark Moustakas clearly discusses the theoretical underpinnings of phenomenology, based on the work of Husserl and others, and takes the reader step-by-step through the process of conducting a phenomenological study. His concise guide provides numerous examples of successful phenomenological studies from a variety of fields including therapy, health care, victimology, psychology and gender studies. The book also includes form letters and other research tools to use in designing and conducting a study.
How to Write a Phenomenological Dissertation
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The tradition of transcendental phenomenology stated three steps to investigate and make meaning of experiences. Transcendental in this context means looking at the phenomenon with a fresh eye and open mind, resulting in acquiring new knowledge derived from the essence of experiences Moustakas, Initially, epoche allows the researcher to disclose her own experience and feelings Merriam, ; Moustakas, The opportunity to examine her experiences is essential to avoid judgment and biases later during the course of research Merriam, ; Moustakas, Then, transcendental- phenomenological reduction will be used to describe the essences of the phenomenon Moustakas, Data collected will include perceptions and feelings of the phenomenon. Lastly, imaginative variation is used to deduce the structural essence of experiences Moustakas,
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