Introducing refractive phenomenology

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Abawi, Lindy-Anne. 2012. "Introducing refractive phenomenology." International Journal of Multiple Research Approaches. 6 (2), pp. 141-149.
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Introducing refractive phenomenology

ERA Journal ID41176
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AuthorAbawi, Lindy-Anne
Journal TitleInternational Journal of Multiple Research Approaches
Journal Citation6 (2), pp. 141-149
Number of Pages9
Year2012
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISSN1834-0806
Web Address (URL)https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.5172/mra.2012.6.2.141
Abstract

All researchers are presented with the need to choose or design a research methodology suited to the research topic or problem to be investigated. Methodology provides the philosophical groundwork that underpins investigative frameworks and choice of methodology is therefore crucial as it will indeed 'colour' both research process and product. Research that aims to investigate how individuals experience a given phenomenon lends itself to qualitative research methods and in particular to a phenomenological approach. Refractive phenomenology builds on hermeneutic phenomenological foundations through the use of interpretive filters taking individual depictions of lived experience and viewing, reflecting, redirecting and channelling these through a series of filters and reductive lenses until the 'Essence' of the phenomenon has been brought into view.

Keywordsessence; filters; hermeneutic phenomenology; lenses; lived experience; reductive process; refractive phenomenology; rich description; qualitative research
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020500310. Phenomenology
399999. Other education not elsewhere classified
500107. Professional ethics
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