Researching Lived Experience: Human Science for an Action Sensitive Pedagogy

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SUNY Press, Jul 5, 1990 - Education - 202 pages
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Researching Lived Experience introduces an approach to qualitative research methodology in education and related fields that is distinct from traditional approaches derived from the behavioral or natural sciences—an approach rooted in the “everyday lived experience” of human beings in educational situations. Rather than relying on abstract generalizations and theories, van Manen offers an alternative that taps the unique nature of each human situation.

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Max van Manen, author of several books in education, is Professor of Education at the University of Alberta.

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