Phenomenological Research Methods
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Phenomenological Research Methods

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In 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, v...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published July 27th 1994 by Sage Publications (CA)
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Nov 21, 2009 Vaughn rated it 3 of 5 stars
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It could just be that I approach phenomenology far too philosophically to appreciate what Moustakas wants to do in this book. I guess he wants to provide psychologists with a hands-on guide to interpreting qualitative data (interviews, mostly) in a relatively rigorous (because systematic) way. He certainly does that. He even includes step-by-step instructions in the systematic interpretation of interview transcripts, according to his own favored method of analysis. Basically, you try to extract...more
Debbie W
Required for my doctorate dissertation.
Feb 02, 2012 Amy rated it 3 of 5 stars
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decent overview of phenomenological research, however quite philosophical. the author appeared to take great joy in crafting melodic sentences.
Shari Scott
Loved the poetic language of transcendental phenomenology!!! Beautifully written work with real world value for qualitative researchers.
Jon Edward
Made we want to learn more about phenomenology.
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