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5.3 EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES, 6. HUMANITIES
This article investigates the philosophy of phenomenology, continuing to examine and describe it as a methodology. There are different methods of phenomenology, divided by their different perspectives of what phenomenology is: largely grouped into the two types of descriptive and interpretive phenomenology. The focal methodology is hermeneutic phenomenology – one type of phenomenological methodology among interpretive phenomenological methodologies. The context for phenomenology and the location of hermeneutic phenomenology is explained through its historic antecedents. When using phenomenology as a methodology there are criteria for data gathering and data analysis and examples of these are cited in this paper. Also in this paper we give examples from a study of curriculum design of thematic statements, defining whether they are useful data for a hermeneutic phenomenological study.
Sloan, A. & Bowe, Brian (2014). Phenomenology and hermeneutic phenomenology:the philosophy, the methodologies and using hermeneutic phenomenology to investigate lecturers' experiences of curriculum design. Quality & Quantity, Vol.48, no.3, pp.1291-1303. doi:10.1007/s11135-013-9835-3