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The Theory, Practice, and Evaluation of the Phenomenological Method as a Qualitative Research Procedure

In: Journal of Phenomenological Psychology
Author: Amedeo Giorgi1
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Abstract

This article points out the criteria necessary in order for a qualitative scientific method to qualify itself as phenomenological in a descriptive Husserlian sense. One would have to employ (1) description (2) within the attitude of the phenomenological reduction, and (3) seek the most invariant meanings for a context. The results of this analysis are used to critique an article by Klein and Westcott (1994), that presents a typology of the development of the phenomenological psychological method.

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