A way of seeing people and place: Phenomenology in environment-behavior research

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dc.contributor.author Seamon, David
dc.contributor.editor Wapner, Seymour
dc.contributor.editor Demick, Jack
dc.contributor.editor Yamamoto, Takiji
dc.contributor.editor Minami, Hirofumi
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-27T15:10:05Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-27T15:10:05Z
dc.date.issued 2009-08-27T15:10:05Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2097/1697
dc.description.abstract This review examines the phenomenological approach as it might be used to explore environmental and architectural issues. After discussing the nature of phenomenology in broad terms, the review presents two major assumptions of the phenomenological approach: (1) that people and environment compose an indivisible whole; (2) that phenomenological method can be described in terms of a “radical empiricism.” The review then considers three specific phenomenological methods: (1) first-person phenomenological research; (2) existential-phenomenological research; and (3) hermeneutical-phenomenological research. Next, the article discusses trustworthiness and reliability as they can be understood phenomenologically. Finally, the review considers the value of phenomenology for environmental design. en
dc.publisher Plenum en
dc.relation.uri http://www.springer.com/psychology/community+&+environmental+psychology/book/978-0-306-46192-7 en
dc.subject Phenomenology en
dc.subject Place en
dc.subject Architecture en
dc.subject Landscape en
dc.subject Environmental experience en
dc.subject Home en
dc.title A way of seeing people and place: Phenomenology in environment-behavior research en
dc.type Book chapter (author version) en
dc.date.published 2000 en
dc.citation.epage 178 en
dc.citation.isbn 978-0-306-46192-7 en
dc.citation.spage 157 en
dc.citation.btitle Theoretical perspectives in environment-behavior research: underlying assumptions, research problems, and methodologies en
dc.contributor.authoreid triad en

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