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Phenomenography is the second title in the Qualitative Research Methods series.
Since the early 1970s, when Ference Marton and his colleagues Roger Saljo, Lars-Owe Dahlgren and Lennart Svensson undertook the pioneering work which led to the establishment of phenomenography, a large number of academics around the world have become interested in their way of doing research. Many have adopted phenomenographic methods in their own work and often this has begun through personal interaction with an experienced phenomenographer.
However, it is clear that there are considerable variations in the methods used by different phenomenographic researchers and even by the same researcher in several investigations. This monograph aims to provide an insight into different phenomenographic approaches and show the development of the research techniques that occur during research projects.
The Qualitative Research Methods series is intended primarily to assist postgraduate research students in understanding the different qualitative research methods and to enable students to choose the most appropriate method for their particular research. Each monograph will also include accounts from recent postgraduate students. The last title, A Student Guide to Qualitative Research, takes the perspective of the new postgraduate student and deals with the kinds of choices that need to be made along the pathway to a successful thesis.
These monographs will also be a valuable aid and support to supervisors and examiners of postgraduate research students using qualitative research.