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ERIC Number: EJ914023
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
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ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Heuristic Inquiry: A Personal Journey of Acculturation and Identity Reconstruction
Djuraskovic, Ivana; Arthur, Nancy
Qualitative Report, v15 n6 p1569-1593 Nov 2010
Heuristic methodology attempts to discover the nature and meaning of phenomenon through internal self-search, exploration, and discovery. Heuristic methodology encourages the researcher to explore and pursue the creative journey that begins inside one's being and ultimately uncovers its direction and meaning through internal discovery (Douglass & Moustakas, 1985). The purpose of this paper is to familiarize readers with using heuristic methodology in research. I (Ivana) share my personal notes of how I decided to use heuristic methodology in my research. In the discussion, I address the nature of heuristic methodology, including its limitations. Finally, I present excerpts from a creative synthesis in the form of three letters to illuminate the final self-reflections about the results of my research.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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