Workshop: A Phenomenological Psychological Approach to Qualitative Research

The purpose of this three-day workshop is to provide a concise overview of some of the theoretical foundations and research skills in a phenomenological approach to qualitative research.

29 Nov

Practical information

  • Date: 29. November 2022 - 1. December 2022
  • Time: All day
  • Location: Porsgrunn
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    Registration & fee

    There will be a course fee is set to 6000 NOK. More information about registration will follow.

    Workshop leaders

    Magnus Englander, PhD and Associate Professor at Malmö University and Idun Røseth, PhD and Senior Researcher at Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Telemark Hospital Trust


    English and Norwegian

Part of the aim is to disclose the relationship between research approach (theory of science), method, (including) methodology, and content. Even though the workshop includes theoretical material, the focus will be on how this material relates to practical, research skills. Included will be training sessions in how to phenomenologically reflect (as it relates to data collection), as well as the hands-on task of how to phenomenologically approach data analysis. The participants in this workshop will contribute themselves with the data material to be reflected upon and analyzed. A time slot in the schedule has also been made so that preparatory tasks could be completed. Specific instructions for assignments and tasks will be provided on Day 1. 

The course is organized by Centre for Women’s, Family and Child health, and is open for internal and external applicants.


You can apply to attend to this workshop within 30th of September.


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Day 1

09.00-12.00 Introduction to phenomenology as an approach to human science (Magnus & Idun)

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-15.00 Data collection and data analysis in phenomenological research (Lecture: Magnus & Idun)

15.00-17.00 Time dedicated to complete assignments for Day 2. 

Day 2

09.00- 12.00 Reflection on data collection assignment (workshop Magnus & Idun)

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-13.45 Data analysis (Workshop Magnus & Idun)

14.00-16.00 Time dedicated to complete assignments for Day 3.

16.00-17.00 Scott Churchill data analysis via Zoom from University of Dallas

Day 3

09.00- 11.00 Reflection on data collection assignment (workshop Magnus og Idun)

11.00-12.00 Discussion: Reflection on the relationship between ‘approach,’ research purpose, methodology & general knowledge claims’ (Magnus & Idun)

12.00-13.00 Lunch

13.00-15.00 Data analysis (Workshop Magnus & Idun)

15.00-16.00 Summary and conclusions (Magnus & Idun)

Reading list

Churchill (2022). Essentials of Existential Phenomenological Research. APA books.  

Englander, M. & Morley, J. (2021). Phenomenological psychology and qualitative research. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences.

Englander, M. (2020). Phenomenological psychological interviewing. The Humanistic Psychologist, 48(1), 54-73.

Røseth, I., Binder P., & Malt U.F. (2011). Two ways of living through postpartum depression. Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 42(2), 174-194.

Røseth, I., & Bongaardt, R. (2018). How phenomenology can enrich our understanding and treatment of postpartum depression. In The Phenomenological Context of Social Psychiatry, M. Englander (Ed). Bloomsbury Academic. London.

About the workshop leaders

Magnus Englander, PhD is Associate Professor at Malmö University and Associate Editor for the Journal of Phenomenological Psychology. At Malmö University, his work is situated within the interdisciplinary research context of Health and Society. The purpose of his research is, 1) to advance the theory of science as it relates to qualitative research methodology in the human sciences, 2) to develop pedagogical models that train the reflection of empathy inherent within professional practice and research interviews, and 3) to disclose the reversibility between the individual and the community as it relates to psychopathological phenomena. Englander is author of multiple articles on phenomenological psychology and the editor of Phenomenology and the Social Context of Psychiatry (Bloomsbury) and co-editor of Empathy and Ethics (Rowman & Littlefield).

Idun Røseth, PhD is senior researcher and clinical psychologist in the field of infant and toddler mental health. Her publications reflect her research interests in perinatal mental health problems and parent-child interaction as well as her interest in phenomenology and qualitative research methods. She currently works at the department of child and adolescent mental health, Telemark Hospital.

Contact for further information about the workshop: Idun Røseth, email:, mobile: (+ 47) 41200462.