Phenomenology is the fourth title in the Qualitative Research Methods series.
Contemporary philosophers such as Jacques Derrida describe phenomenology
as providing a profound lesson for all inquiry, in the sense that it
recognises the irreducible difference of the other. If we want to
understand that which goes beyond what we know already, then we need to
be receptive to that difference. But how is this possible? How is it
that understanding can transcend individual, social, cultural and
historical bounds? Or, can it? These are the kinds of philosophical
problems that underpin phenomenological research.
The contributors to this monograph have all come to and practiced
phenomenology in distinctive and manifold ways. It is hoped that the
reader will find affinities in the work presented here and that the
question of what it is like to do phenomenology is opened up as a set of
ideas for further questioning and investigation. The authors intend to
stimulate questions rather than answer them, while also providing the
reader with a taste for the diversity of interpretations and
applications of phenomenological research.
The Qualitative Research Methods series is intended primarily to assist
postgraduate research students in understanding the different
qualitative research methods and to enable students to choose the most
appropriate method for their particular research. Each monograph will
also provide guidance on conducting research throughout candidature.
These monographs will be a valuable aid and support to supervisors and
examiners of postgraduate research students using qualitative research.
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