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ERIC Number: EJ1140735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
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ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
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Introducing Postphenomenological Research: A Brief and Selective Sketch of Phenomenological Research Methods
Aagaard, Jesper
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v30 n6 p519-533 2017
In time, phenomenology has become a viable approach to conducting qualitative studies in education. Popular and well-established methods include descriptive and hermeneutic phenomenology. Based on critiques of the essentialism and receptivity of these two methods, however, this article offers a third variation of empirical phenomenology: Postphenomenology. The article introduces postphenomenology, a philosophy of technology that highlights the importance of technological mediation of experience: Technologies transform our perceptions (amplify/reduce) and translate our actions (invite/inhibit). Based on this framework, two approaches to empirical fieldwork are suggested: In-depth exploration of the typical use of a given technology and critical comparison of multiple versions of a technology. It is argued that using postphenomenology as a research method helps researchers explore technological mediation, a vital and oft-neglected aspect of educational practice, but the method simultaneously entails epistemological commitments such as multistability, reflexivity, and posthumanism. The article concludes by discussing future challenges for the postphenomenological method.
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Language: English
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