Hermeneutic Phenomenology and Phenomenology: A Comparison of Historical and Methodological Considerations

  • Susann M. Laverty University of Calgary

Abstract

Hermeneutic phenomenology and phenomenology have become increasingly popular as research methodologies, yet confusion still exists about the unique aspects of these two methodologies. This article provides a discussion of the essential similarities and differences between hermeneutic phenomenology and phenomenology from historical and methodological perspectives. Consideration is given to the philosophical bases, assumptions, focus of research and research outcomes that differentiate these approaches.
Published
2008-12-08
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