International Journal of Qualitative Methods 3 (1) April, 20041
A Phenomenological Research Design Illustrated
Thomas Groenewald, Professional Educational Services, University of South Africa, Florida,South Africa
This article distills the core principles of a phenomenological research design and, bymeans of a specific study, illustrates the phenomenological methodology. After a brief overviewof the developments of phenomenology, the research paradigm of the specific study follows.Thereafter the location of the data, the data-gathering the data-storage methods are explained.Unstructured in-depth phenomenological interviews supplemented by memoing, essays by participants, a focus group discussion and field notes were used. The data explicitation, bymeans of a simplified version of Hycner’s (1999) process, is further explained. The article finallycontains commentary about the validity and truthfulness measures, as well as a synopsis of the findings of the study.
phenomenology, methodology, Husserl
Groenewald, T. (2004). A phenomenological research design illustrated.
International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 3
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