The phenomenological description and interpretation: examples of the analysis of the data in qualitative psychological researhes



Working out the regular procedures of the text data analysis became one of ways to increase scientific severity of qualitative researches. In full the problem of research procedure implementation, from the author’s point of view, is realized by phenomenological approach supporters. At the same time the author shows other ways (actually interpretive) of extent systematization of the data like practice of question statement to the text. In article examples of various types of the analysis of the qualitative data is given. The author offers discussion of specificity of interpretation within the phenomenological approach, and shows the role of question statements to the text in the process of interpretive work.

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Keywords: the phenomenological description, a phenomenological method, interpretation, qualitative researches, the analysis of the qualitative data

Journal rubric: Theory and Methodology

For citation: Busygina N.P. The phenomenological description and interpretation: examples of the analysis of the data in qualitative psychological researhes . Konsul'tativnaya psikhologiya i psikhoterapiya = Counseling Psychology and Psychotherapy, 2009. Vol. 17, no. 2, pp. 52–76. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Natalya P. Busygina, PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor, Department of Counselling and Clinical Psychology, Chair of Individual and Group Psychotherapy, Moscow State University of Psychology an Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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