The meaning of understanding and the open body: some implications for qualitative research.

Todres, L., 2004. The meaning of understanding and the open body: some implications for qualitative research. Existential Analysis: Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, 15 (1), pp. 38-54.

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This paper wishes to address the nature of embodied understanding and how such considerations may clarify the purpose and path of phenomenologically-oriented qualitative research. It proceeds by developing some foundational thoughts about what is involved in the kind of understanding that is experientially and qualitatively relevant. As such, particular themes from Husserl, Heidegger and Gadamer are lifted out before gathering these themes to settle on the work of Eugene Gendlin. The paper concludes with a consideration of how such an emphasis on embodied understanding may re-interpret the tasks of phenomenologically-oriented qualitative research.

Item Type:Article
ISSN:0958-0476
Uncontrolled Keywords:Understanding Gendlin Experiencing Language Focusing Qualitative research Phenomenological inquiry
Subjects:Philosophy
Social Sciences > Education
Group:School of Health and Social Care > Centre for Qualitative Research
ID Code:1193
Deposited By:INVALID USER
Deposited On:03 Apr 2007
Last Modified:07 Mar 2013 14:36

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