In this book, Scott D. Churchill introduces readers to existential phenomenological research, an approach that explores a comprehensive, embodied knowledge of subjective human life that reflects a person's values, goals, ideals, intents, emotions, and relationships. This approach helps researchers understand people’s and needs by identifying and resolving theoretical and ideological misconceptions. In this book, Churchill defines important aspects of EPR as: a method based on empirical data for evaluating the mental life of individuals. In this case, the researchers are concerned with the evidence and access to it, which is based on first-person narratives of experience and the researchers' reflections on those experiences, as well as encouraging the researchers' sensory sensitivity and a sense of empathy, curiosity, and excitement in of human experience.


existential phenomenological research, human experience, narrative of experience

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Moses Glorino Rumambo Pandin has served as a lecturer and researcher at Department of English Literature Faculty of Humanities and Master in Disaster Management Postgraduate School, Universitas Airlangga. His research interests included educational psychology, humor, and philosophy of science. He is a psychologist and member of the Indonesian Psychological Association, the Indonesian Forensic Psychology Association, and the Indonesian Literature Association. He served as a reviewer for several international journals and member of several research groups. He can be contacted via email at moses.glorino@fib.unair.ac.id.

Elih Sutisna Yanto serves as a reviewer for the Journal of Applied Research in Higher Education, which is published by EMERALD, Cogent Arts & Humanities, Cogent Education, which is published by Taylor & Francis, and The Journal of Asia TEFL. In addition, he is a board member of the Exploratory Practice Indonesian Community (EPiC) and a teacher training and education faculty member at Universitas Singaperbangsa Karawang, Indonesia. His research interests are professional development for language teachers, Systemic Functional Linguistics in language education, and qualitative research in ELT. Direct all correspondence concerning this article to elih.sutisna@fkip.unsika.ac.id.

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