Doing Hermeneutic Phenomenological Research

Our thinking and doing of hermeneutic phenomenological research is grounded in the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, who did not propose his philosophy as a way of doing research, but as a way of understanding the world that we are – as ...

Doing Hermeneutic Phenomenological Research

This practical guide offers an approachable introduction to doing hermeneutic phenomenological research across the health and social sciences. Grounded in real world research, it integrates philosophy, methodology and method in accessible ways, helping you realize the potential of using phenomenology to guide research. The book maps the complete research process and shows how to apply key philosophical tenets to your project, demonstrating the close relationship between philosophy and research practice. It: Shows step-by-step how to translate philosophy into research methodology and turn methodology into robust research design Focuses on applied practice, illustrating theoretical discussions with examples and case studies Promotes advanced thinking about hermeneutic phenomenology in an easy to understand way Highlights the need for researchers to engage reflexively with the whole research process.

Doing Hermeneutic Phenomenological Research

This practical guide offers an approachable introduction to doing hermeneutic phenomenological research across the health and social sciences.

Doing Hermeneutic Phenomenological Research

This practical guide offers an approachable introduction to doing hermeneutic phenomenological research across the health and social sciences. Grounded in real world research, it integrates philosophy, methodology and method in accessible ways, helping you realize the potential of using phenomenology to guide research. The book maps the complete research process and shows how to apply key philosophical tenets to your project, demonstrating the close relationship between philosophy and research practice. It: Shows step-by-step how to translate philosophy into research methodology and turn methodology into robust research design Focuses on applied practice, illustrating theoretical discussions with examples and case studies Promotes advanced thinking about hermeneutic phenomenology in an easy to understand way Highlights the need for researchers to engage reflexively with the whole research process.

Hermeneutic Phenomenological Research

We take what is commonplace so much for granted that we often fail to notice it, and, therefore, phenomenological study is ... Just as grounded theorists and ethnographers may be doing hermeneutic or interpretive research, a hermeneutic ...

Hermeneutic Phenomenological Research

Of all the qualitative research methods, none has provoked more interest among nurses than phenomenological research. As part of Pam Brink's nuts and bolts series on research methods for nurses, this volume will provide a much needed introduction to this methodology including discussions on site-access, preparation, proposal-writing, ethical issues, data collections, bias reduction, data analysis, and research publication.

Hermeneutic Phenomenological Research

As part of Pam Brink's nuts and bolts series on research methods for nurses, this volume will provide a much needed introduction to this methodology including discussions on site-access, preparation, proposal-writing, ethical issues, data ...

Hermeneutic Phenomenological Research

Of all the qualitative research methods, none has provoked more interest among nurses than phenomenological research. As part of Pam Brink’s nuts and bolts series on research methods for nurses, this volume will provide a much needed introduction to this methodology including discussions on site-access, preparation, proposal-writing, ethical issues, data collections, bias reduction, data analysis, and research publication.

Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study of Philanthropian Leadership

This hermeneutic phenomenological study explored leadership by means of accessing the lived experiences of leaders perceived as being philanthropian in bureaucratic, mechanistic organizations in Canada and the United States.

Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study of Philanthropian Leadership

This hermeneutic phenomenological study explored leadership by means of accessing the lived experiences of leaders perceived as being philanthropian in bureaucratic, mechanistic organizations in Canada and the United States. Philanthropian leaders display the following characteristics: (a) love, (b) compassion, (c) caring, (d) altruism and (e) perceptive listening. The selection process relied on the criterion and snowball sampling techniques as means for choosing thirty participants for the in-depth interviews. After the transcription of the interviews, an analysis of the data occurred using Atlas.ti, a software program. Three themes emerged. These themes centered on the leaders' mindsets, leadership tools and the emergence of the philanthropian leadership phenomenon. The implication was that employees responded positively to attitudes and behaviors of leaders who acknowledged and emphasized the value of employees.

Matryoshki in Two Worlds

180-181 ) Research Considerations Patton ( 1990 ) found that the problem of doing hermeneutic phenomenological research was how to approach the study with an open mind . From this perspective , if phenomenology is to discover the true ...

Matryoshki in Two Worlds


Gadamer verstehen

Gadamer verstehen


Autonomy and Empowerment of Hospitalized Older People

The aim of this study was to explore the concept of autonomy and the empowerment process in hospitalized older people encompassing the nurses' and patients' points of view.

Autonomy and Empowerment of Hospitalized Older People

Autonomy and empowerment are core concerns in the field of geriatric care but the discussion has been mostly based on the health professionals' point of view and in the context of long-term care. The aim of this study was to explore the concept of autonomy and the empowerment process in hospitalized older people encompassing the nurses' and patients' points of view. A qualitative study design was drawn up within a phenomenological approach. Nurses' life histories and patients' biographic narratives were collected. Hermeneutic analysis was performed. Patients and nurses have different concepts from each other regarding autonomy and empowerment. Patients have a more comprehensive view of these concepts but feel powerless, voiceless and would like to hold more power regarding the dimensions of care that are currently dependent on nurses' action. The differentiation of latent and manifest autonomy emerged in this study. In hospital, latent autonomy is significantly higher than manifest autonomy and nurses play a significant role in the extent of the gap between these two dimensions. Empowering interventions might transform patients' latent autonomy into one that is vivid and manifest.

The Experience of Being an Adult Literacy Education Student in Kenya

Hermeneutic Phenomenological Research According to van Manen ( 1997 ) , there are no fixed methods of doing hermeneutic phenomenological research . There are , however , paths that one can follow " towards a clearing where something ...

The Experience of Being an Adult Literacy Education Student in Kenya


Phenomenological studies

Heinämaa , Sara : Toward a phenomenology of sexual difference . Husserl , Merleau - Ponty , Beauvoir . ... Kockelmans , Joseph J .: Ideas for a Hermeneutic Phenomenology of the Natural Sciences . Vol . II : On the Importance of the ...

Phenomenological studies


Investigating Our Experience in the World

The empirical, qualitative approach outlined in this book, uses disciplined forms of dialogue as the primary means of gathering and assessing information about human experience.

Investigating Our Experience in the World

Investigating Our Experience in the World begins with an overview of basic concepts. Properly known as existential-hermeneutic-phenomenology, this style of scholarly investigation has been applied to illuminate a wide range of research questions. The empirical, qualitative approach outlined in this book, uses disciplined forms of dialogue as the primary means of gathering and assessing information about human experience. Each subsequent chapter describes a major stage of a research study.--[book cover].

Who Am I and what Do I Do A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study on the Experience of RNs and RPNs Working in the Same Environment

There is importance in giving voice to the stories of the nurses working in the shared care areas, allowing insight into emotions, integrity and wisdom.

Who Am I and what Do I Do  A Hermeneutic Phenomenological Study on the Experience of RNs and RPNs Working in the Same Environment

The aim of this study was to explore the lived experiences of registered nurses (RNs) and registered practical nurses (RPNs) working in intraprofessional dual-scope work environments. The study was conducted using a hermeneutic phenomenological approach. Conversational interviewing was conducted with a purposeful sample of nine nurses who worked in an intraprofessional care area. Two themes emerged from the participant conversations: The Dance and The Fissure. The Dance displays the experiences of empathy, comradery and teamwork lived by the nurses working in the dual-scope environment. The Fissure displays the lived experiences of role ambiguity and challenges nursing in a dual-scope environment. There is importance in giving voice to the stories of the nurses working in the shared care areas, allowing insight into emotions, integrity and wisdom. This research has given light to various issues in the shared care areas for both RNs and RPNs and has provided implications for nursing practice, nursing education, and nursing research.

Living Away from Blessings

In 2007 , Carina moved to Singapore where she continues to do hermeneutic phenomenological research . Before leaving for Singapore she was the coordinator of a multi - disciplinary research group , Citizen Participation and Social ...

Living Away from Blessings

The notion of school failure is often understood only in terms of students’ cognitive inadequacies or their dropping out of school. In this sense, students’ failure really is seen as their failure. Living Away from Blessings offers an alternative understanding of the notion by examining students’ lived experiences of school failure in the classroom. The experiential accounts of teenage students show that they view school failure as having little to do with cognitive inadequacy and everything to do with their behaviour. The lived experiences described by the students include feelings of disappointment, non-recognition, loneliness, boredom, shame, marginalization, stigmatization, inferiority, and worthlesssness. Drawing on phenomenological philosophy, Carina Henriksson explores the temporal, spatial, and relational dimensions of the experience of school failure. Living Away from Blessings is an insightful and sensitive inquiry into taken-for-granted attitudes about pedagogical relationships and classroom interaction. -- Cover.

Obtaining Dual Citizenship for Their Babies

it is important to try to have the attitude of phenomenological reduction ( van Manen , 1997 ) , or bridling our ... During the process of doing hermeneutic phenomenology research , I sometimes felt that I was in a forest and could not ...

Obtaining Dual Citizenship for Their Babies


Introduction to Phenomenology

This book is divided into four parts. Part I briefly provides the philosophical underpinnings of descriptive and interpretive (hermeneutic) phenomenology, summarizing the main goals of the original texts.

Introduction to Phenomenology

Phenomenology is a challenging method for many students to understand and apply. Introduction to Phenomenology: Focus on Methodology breaks down the history, methodology, and application so students can more easily write proposals and conduct phenomenological research. Author Cheryl Tatano Beck draws on her depth of experience in applying and teaching phenomenological methods to distill the method into a single guidebook for students and new researchers alike. This introductory book provides a clearer picture of phenomenology as method and its applications to social, behavioral, and health sciences, covering both interpretive and descriptive phenomenology from research design through analysis. This book is divided into four parts. Part I briefly provides the philosophical underpinnings of descriptive and interpretive (hermeneutic) phenomenology, summarizing the main goals of the original texts. Part II focuses on descriptive phenomenology, while Part III concentrates on interpretive phenomenology. Each type of methodology is covered in its own chapter, with tables comparing the methodologies to one another so readers can better understand the differences and similarities. Part IV addresses evaluating, writing, and teaching phenomenology. Unique chapters on writing a proposal, getting your study published, developing a research program, and preparing to teach phenomenology help complete the cycle of research and help graduate students transition from student to researcher to teacher. Appendices provide study activities for students and examples of two types of phenomenological proposals.

Phenomenological Research Methods

In this brief volume, Clark Moustakas clearly explains 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.

Phenomenological Research Methods

Phenomenology has long served as a research model for many psychologists and other social science scholars and professionals. Yet descriptions of how to do phenomenological research are few. In this brief volume, Clark Moustakas clearly explains 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 also provides numerous extended examples of successful phenomenological studies from a variety of fields including therapy, health care, victimology, psychology, and gender studies. It also includes form letters and other research tools to use in designing and conducting a study. Phenomenological Research Methods is an essential guidebook for scholars, students, and other researchers in a wide variety of fields that use phenomenological research methods.

Worldviews Life Expressions and Social Determinants

I explore in this book the relationship between worldviews -- people's perceptions of the world, in general, and nature or environment, in particular -- and lived experiences or life expressions.

Worldviews  Life Expressions and Social Determinants

I explore in this book the relationship between worldviews -- people's perceptions of the world, in general, and nature or environment, in particular -- and lived experiences or life expressions. Later on, I added another dimension -- the social determinants. Basically, I wanted to know if people's life experiences are consistent with their worldviews, if people want an alignment of their worldviews and life expressions, and what would it take to make such an alignment possible. This book used hermeneutic phenomenology as methodology involving seven co-researchers, who have diverse backgrounds, professions, and occupations. The methods generally include gathering and documenting lived experiences, and reflective reading of the narratives. The eidetic insight states that worldviews, life expressions, and social determinants are interrelated. The formation of worldviews is partly a product of social determinants and influenced by the lived experiences. The lived experiences or life expressions are also influenced by the worldviews and the social determinants. In addition, the social determinants can be modified, the process of which is influenced by the worldviews and life expressions. The study points out that people have varied worldviews, but there are common grounds. These worldviews are generally composite. These can be replaced as human beings gain more knowledge and experiences. Human beings seek ways to live out their respective worldviews. In the process of living out their respective worldviews, conflicts could occur. That is why there is a need for society to create the conditions that will foster the formation of integrative worldviews, which have beneficial impacts to us human beings and to our home, Planet Earth. The setting is the Philippines and the state of its ecosystems.

Dissertation Abstracts International

The question designed to give direction to this study is: "How do New Brunswick beginning teachers who lack experience, ... Using a hermeneutic phenomenological research approach, nineteen new LTS teachers within six Anglophone school ...

Dissertation Abstracts International


Hermeneutic Phenomenological Reflections of Cancer Care

This book focuses on the holistic exploration of the nursing care provided to patients with cancer by taking into consideration issues such as spirituality, religiosity, respect, values and ethnohistoric background.

Hermeneutic Phenomenological Reflections of Cancer Care

The book contributes to the enhancement of evidence based knowledge in the area of cancer nursing care by giving voice to those involved in the caring process namely the patient, the nurse and the patient advocate. This book focuses on the holistic exploration of the nursing care provided to patients with cancer by taking into consideration issues such as spirituality, religiosity, respect, values and ethnohistoric background. This is achieved by a turn to Philosophy as a methodology for nursing research. Explicitly, Hermeneutic Phenomenology is applied as it was inspired by the philosophical ideas of Paul Ricoeur. The book offers a step-to-step description of Hermeneutic Phenomenology by unveiling the processes of distanciation, appropriation and the hermeneutic circle to the reader. The utilization of these processes in the lived experiences of the participants assigns new appropriated interpretations. The book opens up a new pathway to quality cancer nursing care by introducing a descriptive theory of the phenomenon. This theory reflects the aspects that are considered important by the users and at the same time promised by the providers of the health care services.

Qualitative Research in Midwifery and Childbirth

Qualitative Research in Midwifery and Childbirth brings together a range of phenomenological methods and insights into one accessible text.

Qualitative Research in Midwifery and Childbirth

Qualitative Research in Midwifery and Childbirth brings together a range of phenomenological methods and insights into one accessible text. Illustrated with plenty of examples of successful phenomenological research, it keeps the focus applied to midwifery and childbirth and makes clear the links to practice throughout.