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Phenomenological Research Methods, 1st Edition

In this volume, Clark Moustakas clearly discusses the theoretical underpinnings of phenomenology, based on the work of Husserl and others, and takes the reader step-by-step through the process of conducting a phenomenological study. His concise guide provides numerous examples of successful phenomenological studies from a variety of fields including therapy, health care, victimology, psychology and gender studies. The book also includes form letters and other research tools to use in designing and conducting a study.

As I began my dissertation Moustakas book helped me traverse the often confusing waters of phenomenology. I had read bits and pieces about the topic, but he does a masterful job unpacking the philosophy, juxtaposing it to the practice, and pulling it all back together into a coherent picture. Further, he has several good chapters on the practice which one could use to do a P study (I am no longer moving in that direction but it will certainly inform my methods section). So, I write as one who has had the lived experience of reading Moustakas’ book and my phenomenology will never be the same.

Moustakas is cited by many in phenomenological research because he lays it out in a way that is easy to replicate.

Clear – Concise – Classic! This book is required reading for anyone doing phenomenological research in psychology and the other social sciences. Moustakas is a master.

Pretty much the gold standard for qualitative phenom research methods. I used this as a guide for my dissertation and found it to be incredibly helpful. It is easy to read, understand, and follow. If you are looking for a book on the topic, this is it.

Product Details :

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc; 1 edition (July 27, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0803957998
  • ISBN-13: 978-0803957992
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.6 inches

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