Phenomenological social science: Research in the public interest

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

5 Scopus citations


This article analyzes the impact of phenomenology on social research. Central to phenomenological social science is the idea of "epistemic participation," which allows knowledge to be understood in terms of its existential character. Research that is conducted with this aim generates data that reflect the public's interests. Such methodological sensitivity increases the validity of data and the social relevance of policy research. Thus it is argued that policy studies might be improved if they were phenomenologically informed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-343
Number of pages17
JournalThe Social Science Journal
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Sociology and Political Science


Dive into the research topics of 'Phenomenological social science: Research in the public interest'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this