Phenomenological research method, design and procedures: A phenomenolgical investigation of the phenomenon of being-in-community as experienced by two individuals who have participated in a community building workshop
National Inquiry Services Centre
Faculty of Regional Professional Studies/ Faculty of Community Services, Education &. Social Sciences
School of Regional Professional Studies
This project was conceived to determine the feasibility of using a phenomenological method of enquiry, based on Giorgi’s existential psychological method, for explicating the experience of being-in-community as experienced within a Community Building Workshop. This project served to inform a larger Master of Social Science research project concerned with building community within business. In approaching this project it was decided to interview two people who had participated in separate CBWs, but not within a business context. The reason for this was purely pragmatic as I had access to two co-researchers (participants) who were available for interviews within given time constraints. Therefore the focus of this project is on being-in-community as experienced in a CBW™.