Basic knowledge about phenomenology
Basic knowledge about qualitative research methods
The candidate will have achieved the following competences upon completing this course:
The course provides an overview of the the philosophical lifeworld theory developed within phenomenology and hermeneutics. The course pays attention to how a phenomenological lifeworld perspective contributes to gain knowledge of participants lived experiences. Thus, the course focuses on methodological questions and their implications for doing an empirical phenomenological study.
I. Introduction to the philosophical lifeworld theory
1. The first part focuses on epistemology and ontology within the phenomenological tradition as well as
II. The second part focuses on the empirical phenomenological research process.
2. The data gathering process. Particular attention will be payed on phenomenological interviewing in relation to:
3. An introduction to different approaches to phenomenological analysis
4. The process of undertaking a phenomenological analysis of a chosen phenomenon.
5. Presentation of finding
III. Critique of phenomenological empirical research
This course will be taught over five following days and includes practical work with phenomenological data analysis. The teaching and learning methods will consist of a combination of lectures, group work and presentations based on the topics of the lectures and the candidate’s own ongoing research. Presentations include feed-back from teacher and co-participants.
Before the start of the course, each participant must e-mail the course responsible a 1-2 pages document stating the PhD project’s: (1) research question, (2) methodology and (3) method including context, participants, data gathering and plan for analysis.
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