Phenomenology: The Quest for Meaning

Ehrich, Lisa C. (2003) Phenomenology: The Quest for Meaning. In O’Donohue, T. & Punch, K. (Eds.) Qualitative educational research in action. Doing and reflecting. Routledge Falmer, London ; New York, pp. 42-69.


This chapter illuminates the philosophical underpinnings of phenomenology and identifies two key approaches that have used phenomenological perspectives in particular ways. The main intention of the chapter is to untangle some of the conceptual threads and coils that make up the web of phenomenology. This is done in order to present a more accessible way of understanding what has been described as “one of the major philosophical movements of the twentieth century‿ (Embree & Mohanty 1997, p. 1).

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Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: phenomenology, methodology, philosophy, phenomenological psychology
ISBN: 0415304202
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SPECIFIC FIELDS (220200) > History and Philosophy of Education (220202)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2003 Routledge Falmer
Deposited On: 18 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 03 Nov 2015 16:37

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