Workshop 2: Introducing Phenomenological Research Methods (Dr Darren Langdridge)

Workshop abstract:
This workshop will introduce the broad range of phenomenological research methods. The philosophical underpinnings of these methods will first be outlined with an emphasis on the work of Husserl. This will be followed by discussion of the range of methods drawing on this work from descriptive to more interpretive methods. Similarities and differences between methods will be outlined and the use of appropriate methods for different research questions discussed. I will then guide participants through a Duquesne School analysis of data demonstrating the various stages required for this type of phenomenological analysis and discussion of the utility (and limitations) of employing such a Husserlian research methodology.

Langdridge, D. (2007). Phenomenological Psychology: Theory, Research and Method. Harlow:
Pearson Education. [Chapters 2, 3 and 6]

Langdridge, D. (2008). Phenomenology and critical social psychology: directions and debates in
theory and research. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2(3), 1126-1142, doi: