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ERIC Number: EJ870939
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-0951-8398
Validity as Intended: "Bursting Forth toward" Bridling in Phenomenological Research
Vagle, Mark D.
International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), v22 n5 p585-605 Sep 2009
In this theoretical manuscript, I use Sartre's image of intentionality as a "bursting forth toward" to describe what it was like for me to bridle my pre-understandings and developing understandings as I studied moments middle grades teachers recognize and respond when students do not understand something during instruction. In doing so, I suggest that throughout the study I consistently found myself in resistance to a giving-finding meaning dualism that divides the two primary approaches to conducting phenomenological research--interpretive (from Heidegger) and descriptive (from Husserl). To this end, I theorize that validity in phenomenological research might best be described through intentionality, because the validity will always move with and through the researcher's intentional relationship with the phenomenon--not simply in the researcher, in the participants, in the text, in their power positions, but in the dynamic intentional relationships that tie participants, the researcher, the produced text, and their positionality together. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Language: English
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