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ERIC Number: EJ1167679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-727X
"Understanding Things from Within". A Husserlian Phenomenological Approach to Doing Educational Research and Inquiring about Learning
Creely, Edwin
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v41 n1 p104-122 2018
This article describes a phenomenological approach to doing educational inquiry and understanding learning. Working within the qualitative tradition, the research is conceived as 'narrow and deep', intimate research that focuses definitively on internality and on first-hand experiences of learning. The theoretical background for doing phenomenological research is explained, especially in regard to the ideas of Edmund Husserl. Then, the author's own systematic process for doing phenomenological research in education and exploring learning is offered with examples from his doctoral research project in which he investigated doctoral students and their experience of negotiating their learning. Samples from the author's writing in regard to one research participant are used to illustrate the research process explicated in the article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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