9. Existentialist-Informed Hermeneutic Phenomenology

  1. David Harper2 and
  2. Andrew R. Thompson3
  1. Carla Willig and
  2. Abigail Billin

Published Online: 28 JUN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781119973249.ch9

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

How to Cite

Willig, C. and Billin, A. (2011) Existentialist-Informed Hermeneutic Phenomenology, in Qualitative Research Methods in Mental Health and Psychotherapy: A Guide for Students and Practitioners (eds D. Harper and A. R. Thompson), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119973249.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    University of East London (UEL), UK

  2. 3

    University of Sheffield, UK

Author Information

  1. City University London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JUN 2011
  2. Published Print: 8 JUL 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470663738

Online ISBN: 9781119973249

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Keywords:

  • existentialist-informed hermeneutic phenomenology - exploration of embodied human experience;
  • hermeneutic phenomenology - and interpretative strand of phenomenology;
  • method of qualitative data analysis - capturing texture of research participants' experience;
  • hermeneutic phenomenology - affinities with existential philosophy;
  • fundamental existential themes - relationship to time, our bodies, and physical environment;
  • aim of existentialist-informed hermeneutic phenomenological research - understanding of quality, texture;
  • existentialist-informed hermeneutic phenomenology - and human experiences;
  • phenomenological research - interest in lived experience;
  • existentialist-informed hermeneutic phenomenology - meaning-making at the end of life;
  • finding meaning in life at the end of life - with the social world, as in living with advanced cancer

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Influences and Affinities

  • Epistemology

  • Research Questions

  • Research Process

  • Role of Research Participants

  • An Example of Existentialist-Informed Hermeneutic Phenomenology

  • Conclusions

  • Reflections

  • References