Phenomenological Research Methods
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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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