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Researching Lived Experience: Human Science for an Action Sensitive Pedagogy (SUNY Series, the Philosophy of Education) [Paperback]

Max Van Manen
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  • Paperback: 202 pages
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press; 2nd edition (10 July 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0791404269
  • ISBN-13: 978-0791404263
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 178,230 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Researching "Lived Experience" introduces a human science approach to research methodology in education and related fields. The book takes as its starting point the "everyday lived experience" of human beings in educational situations. Rather than rely on abstract generalizations and theories in the traditional sense the author offers an alternative that taps the unique nature of each human situation. The book offers detailed methodological explications and practical examples of inquiry. It shows how to orient oneself to human experience in education and how to construct a textual question and it provides a broad and systematic set of approaches for gaining experiential material which forms the basis for textual reflections. The author also discusses the part played by language in educational research, and pays special attention to the methodological function of anecdotal narrative in research. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Intro to Qualitative Research 23 Sep 2013
By R. Kemp
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I was due to read this book for my PhD and was not really looking forward to it. But it turned out to be brilliantly written and very engaging. There is a wizdom which shines through every page. Explains why van Manen is so influencial in North America.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great introduction to phenomenology 11 Aug 2008
By Vinnie Oliveri - Published on Amazon.com
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i didn't give this book 4 stars because, frankly, i haven't read enough books on phenomenological research to feel confident that this book is a 5. but, despite this being called a philosophy of education book, this is really a primer on Van Manen's brand of phenomenology--phenomenology with a more constructivist bent. the book functions as a great introduction not only to the phenomenological mindset (mainly inspired by gadamer), but also to qualitative inquiry in general.

Van Manen writes in an accessible way, making the book ideal for the uninitiated. i would recommend this book to anyone hoping to learn more about phenomenology as an approach to qualitative research.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Van Manen powerfully invites one to do phenomenologically adequate research 6 May 2010
By Charles Settles - Published on Amazon.com
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Van Manen powerfully invites one to do phenomenologically adequate research. He identifies the object of
such research as the revealing of "the essence of a phenomenon--a lived experience" while arguing that such experience is pregnant with "the possibility of plausible insights that bring us in more direct contact with the world." Further, in line with phenomenological traditions, Van Manen points out the recollective nature of the apprehension of lived experience, and agrees this recollective nature "is reflection on experience that is already passed or lived through" which must be captured in "a poetizing project" since (citing Merleau-Ponty, 1973) "it ... [offers] an incantative, evocative speaking, a primal telling, wherein we aim to involve the voice in an original singing of the world." In sum, I strongly recommend this book as an entry point to a viable research tradition which escapes the sterility of decontextualized positivistic thought.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great for help on my dissertation 27 Aug 2011
By Holla - Published on Amazon.com
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This book has helped as a valid source to gather information from regarding research. This book is just what I needed to help understand the reason for my method.
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a writer! 2 Oct 2013
By SafariSeja - Published on Amazon.com
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This book, though a bit stifling with the pedagogy bit, is so well written that it brings an excitement to thinking about doing phenomenological research. His enthusiasm for life and for research is apparent. Van Manen just has a way with words.
One of the smoothest texts I have had to read. Highly recommend for anyone in nursing, psych, or other phenomenological research programs.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book but there is a 1997 Edition available elsewhere 18 Jun 2013
By Tassie Devil - Published on Amazon.com
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Van Manen's work brings hermeneutic phenomenology to life with a particular focus on 'thoughtfulness' and 'tact' (a couple of terms that don't appear enough in the context of educating children). However, just bear in mind before ordering, that Amazon has the 1990 edition of the book for sale. There appears to be a 1997 Althouse Press version of this book available elsewhere (think its Western Education) and the book has a different (green) cover. If you need the more up to date edition for your studies (like I did) perhaps look into it a bit further. I've compared the table of contents of both books and whilst similar...there are some differences. I'm not sure how significant those differences are but I'll probably have to now turn around and buy the 1997 book from Western Education for my thesis. Hope this advice helps others avoid making the same mistake!
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