Being in the Wood: Using a Presuppositional Interview in Hermeneutic Phenomenological Research

Barrett-Rodger, Lewis and Goldspink, Sally and Engward, Hilary (2022) Being in the Wood: Using a Presuppositional Interview in Hermeneutic Phenomenological Research. Qualitative Research. ISSN 1741-3109

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1177/14687941211061055

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to explain and describe the use of presuppositional interviews as means of the researcher being able to expose their own, often unknown, assumptions about the phenomena of interest. Within this, we provide a philosophical and practical account for the development and use of a presuppositional interview from an insider perspective to expose insights which influence researcher reflexivity and directly impact on the research process. Author A’s hermeneutic phenomenological study seeks to gain insights into the lived experience of children learning mathematics in outdoor environments, such as forests and woodland. The paper describes how the reflexive method of presuppositional interviewing helped him to understand more about his research position and find a clearing in his ‘Being in the Wood.’ A template for a presupposition interview schedule is presented.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: qualitative research, hermeneutic phenomenology
Faculty: Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine & Social Care
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2021 09:52
Last Modified: 16 Mar 2022 16:21
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/707137

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