Methodology course in hermeneutic phenomenology (April 2017 at UClan, Preston, UK)

Methodology course in hermeneutic phenomenology
Monday 3 – Thursday 6, April 2017
At the University of Central Lancashire, Preston

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We are delighted to invite you to this joint venture between the University of Central Lancashire and Robert Gordon University. We hope that you can join us and take part in a hermeneutic phenomenology methodology course. The 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 three days (Monday – Wednesday) will focus on ‘how to do’ a hermeneutic phenomenological study. On Thursday 6th April 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.

Download the pdf here.

Methodology Course Booking and Enquiries:
This event will take place at the University of Central Lancashire in Preston. The fee for the four day course is £450 which includes refreshments (tea and coffee), a parking permit to park on the University car parks, a delegate pack and lunch on the day of the symposium (6th April, 2017). Local accommodation details can be accessed via the website

There will be a workshop dinner on Wednesday, 5th April 2017 (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 28th February, 2017. Full details of the event and campus location will be issued prior to the event.

Key facilitators:

Dr Gill Thomson
Senior Research Fellow, Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture Unit, University of Central Lancashire, Preston.

Dr Susan Crowther
Professor of Midwifery, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen.

For queries please contact: Liz Roberts, UCLan Conference and Events 01772 892650, or visit the website
To book a place, please complete the online booking form on the website – online card payment option available at time of booking, or other payment options are listed on the website.

Methodology course in hermeneutic phenomenology


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