Hermeneutic Research

tekijä: Tanja Tuulikki Välisalo Viimeisin muutos tiistai 09. maaliskuuta 2010, 14.50


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Hermeneutic research enables you to make interpretations and gain an in-depth understanding of the researched phenomenon. Hermeneutic research emphasizes subjective interpretations in the research of meanings of texts, art, culture, social phenomena and thinking. Thus, the strategy forms an opposite to those research strategies which stress objectivity and independence from interpretations in the formation of knowledge. You can use a variety of approaches and methods of analysis, as well as discipline-specific methods, to interpret phenomena but you need to bear in mind that hermeneutic research is a qualitative research strategy.

Read more on hermeneutic research from the links below:

Hunter, Colin, 2004. Hermeneutics and phenomenology in research. John Mark Ministries.

Hermeneutics. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.

Read what is written in Data Analysis on hermeneutic analysis.

Read what is written in Philosophy of Science on hermeneutics.