Understanding the key tenets of heidegger’s philosophy for interpretive phenomenological research
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Horrigan-Kelly, Marcella; Millar, Michelle; Dowling, Maura (2016). Understanding the key tenets of heidegger’s philosophy for interpretive phenomenological research. International Journal of Qualitative Methods 15 (1),
Martin Heidegger's phenomenology provides methodological guidance for qualitative researchers seeking to explicate the lived experience of study participants. However, most phenomenological researchers apply his philosophy loosely. This is not surprising because Heidegger's phenomenological philosophy is challenging and the influence of his philosophy in shaping the conduct of interpretive phenomenological research is broadly debated. This article presents an exploration of Dasein, a key tenet of Martin Heidegger's interpretive phenomenology and explicates its usefulness for phenomenological research. From this perspective, we present guidance for researchers planning to utilize Heidegger's philosophy underpinning their research.