Date(s) - 08/07/2019 - 12/07/2019
9:30 am - 4:30 pm
University of Central Lancashire
The hermeneutic phenomenology methodology course is aimed at postgraduate research students, researchers and academics working within health and social care areas who are new/novices in this theoretical and methodological approach.
During the course, participants will receive an introduction to, and beginning experience in, designing hermeneutic phenomenology studies, collecting and analysing data, and reporting themes, qualities and patterns.
Learning outcomes for this course
- Appreciation of the background into the philosophical underpinnings of hermeneutic phenomenology
- Gain insights into key philosophical notions described by key philosophers (Heidegger, Gadamer, etc.) and how these can be applied within health and social care research
- How to design and conduct hermeneutic phenomenology research
- How to collect data for hermeneutic phenomenology (e.g. interviews)
- How to analyse, interpret, and report data (theses/dissertations and publications) in a way that is congruent with this methodology
The sessions will run from 9.30am-4.30pm each day and will involve presentations and small and large group activities (and feedback sessions). In order to encourage participants to share and discuss their ideas, delegates will have an opportunity to present their research ideas or early insights for informal peer feedback.
The first four days (Monday-Thursday) will focus on ‘how to do’ a hermeneutic phenomenological study. On Friday 12 July, a symposium will be held whereby experienced researchers who have used a hermeneutic phenomenological approach will demonstrate how philosophical concepts can be applied to illuminate meaning within health and social care related research projects. This event will also include a panel discussion, providing opportunities for further questioning and elaboration.
Methodology Course Booking and Enquiries:
This event will take place at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. The fee for the five day course is £475 which includes refreshments (tea and coffee), a delegate pack and lunch on the day of the symposium (12 July, 2019). Local accommodation details can be accessed via the website. There will be a workshop dinner on Thursday 11 July, 2019 (approx. £30). Please indicate on the booking form if you would like to attend this event.
There are a limited number of places on the course, and registration should be made by 30 April, 2019. Full details of the event and campus location will be issued prior to the event.
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