Understanding More Fully: A Multimodal Hermeneutic-Phenomenological Approach
Boden, Z. and Eatough, V (2014). Understanding More Fully: A Multimodal Hermeneutic-Phenomenological Approach. Qualitative Research in Psychology. 11 (2), pp. 160-177.
|Authors||Boden, Z. and Eatough, V|
This article shares a research methodology that we argue supports human science researchers in their aim to understand lived experiences more fully. Drawing on Merleau-Pontian thinking, the article outlines three dimensions of sense experience that underpin our approach: the felt-sense, aesthetic aspects of language, and visual imagery. We then detail this approach: the data-collection phase is a creative interviewing method, adapted from Imagery in Movement Method (Schneier 1989) and focusing technique (Gendlin 1997). This results in multimodal data: drawings, and bodily and verbal accounts, rich in imagery. The analysis is an expanded hermeneutic-phenomenology, and in this article we focus in particular on our method for interpreting visual data. Three examples taken from a case-study about feeling guilty are provided to illustrate the potential of the approach. The article concludes with some reflections on the impact of using a multimodal approach in human science research. © 2014 Copyright © Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
|Journal||Qualitative Research in Psychology|
|Journal citation||11 (2), pp. 160-177|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI)||doi:10.1080/14780887.2013.853854|
|06 Mar 2014|
|Publication process dates|
|Deposited||14 Dec 2017|
|Accepted||24 Oct 2013|
|Accepted author manuscript|
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