1st Edition

The Theoretical Framework in Phenomenological Research Development and Application

By Henrik Gert Larsen, Philip Adu Copyright 2021
    250 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    250 Pages 42 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Theoretical Framework in Phenomenological Research: Development and Application is an introduction to phenomenology in which the authors overview its origin, main ideas and core concepts. They show the application and relevancy of phenomenological tenets in practical qualitative research, as well as demonstrate how aligning theory and method enhances research credibility.

    In this detailed but digestible explanation of phenomenological theories, the authors explore the ideas of the main founders pertaining to the meaning of perceived reality and the meaning of being, and how these founders articulated their methodologies. In doing so, The Theoretical Framework in Phenomenological Research fills the well-documented gap between theory and practice within phenomenology by providing a much-needed bridge between the foundational literature and applied research on the subject, focusing equally on theory and practice. The book includes practical demonstrations on how to create theoretical/conceptual frameworks in applied phenomenological research. It also features detailed, step-by-step illustrations and examples regarding how researchers can develop frameworks and use their concepts to inform the development of themes at the data analysis stage.

    A reliable guide underpinned by foundational phenomenology literature, The Theoretical Framework in Phenomenological Research is an essential text for researchers, instructors, practitioners and students looking to design and conduct phenomenological studies in a manner that ensures credible outcomes.

    1. Pragmatic Perspectives on Phenomenology in Social Research Methods 2. Understanding the Phenomenological Theory of Experience (Consciousness, Intentionality and Essence) 3. Understanding Epoché and Bracketing 4. Navigating Through the Tenets of Phenomenology 5. Understanding the Rationale and Role of Developing Theoretical/Conceptual Framework 6. Developing Theoretical/Conceptual Framework 7. Applying Theoretical/Conceptual Framework (At the Data Analysis Phase) 8. A Guide for Designing Phenomenological Research


    Dr. Henrik Gert Larsen is Professor and phenomenology expert at Northcentral University (NCU). He is an alumnus from the University of Copenhagen and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Dr. Larsen’s experience includes chairing dissertations, teaching qualitative methods and authoring several publications. He is a 2020 recipient of the NCU Teaching Excellence Award.

    Dr. Philip Adu is a Methodology Expert at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP). He has spent over 8 years at TCSPP, providing methodology support to doctoral students. He has designed and taught numerous research method courses. He is the author of A Step-by-Step Guide to Qualitative Data Coding (2019).