Descriptive phenomenology investigates the essence of how phenomena are consciously experienced (Giorgi, 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012; Moustakas, 1994; Vagle, 2018). Researchers wishing to conduct descriptive phenomenological studies may struggle to find answers to the complex questions that arise. Misunderstood concepts and practices may lead to philosophical conflict, ultimately threatening validity and rigor. This manuscript provides readers a metaphoric framework “the phenomenological house” to understand and analyze Giorgi’s phenomenological psychological conceptualization of essence as a universal structural description of how a phenomenon is lived. Ultimately, the phenomenological house provides a pathway for qualitative researchers to navigate descriptive phenomenology and contribute to its progression.
descriptive phenomenology, Giorgian phenomenological psychological analysis, structural essence, qualitative research & education
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Leigh-Osroosh, K. T. (2021). The Phenomenological House: A Metaphoric Framework for Descriptive Phenomenological Psychological Design and Analysis. The Qualitative Report, 26(6), 1817-1829. https://doi.org/10.46743/2160-3715/2021.4815