Mason Hosts Hermeneutical and Interpretative Phenomenology Institutes

Posted: June 17, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Beginning today, the Center for Health Policy, Research, and Ethics hosts scholars from around the world for the Institute for Heideggerian Hermeneutical Methodologies. The institute runs through Tuesday, June 21, in Mason Hall on the Fairfax Campus.

Open to participants from all disciplines, institute attendees will learn how to design and conduct hermeneutic research, how to collect data using hermeneutic interviewing, and how to analyze, interpret, and report that data, among other topics.

Next week the center will also offer the Institute for Interpretive Phenomenology, beginning Thursday, June 23, and running through Monday, June 27. This institute will provide participants with an in-depth exploration of the philosophical underpinnings of interpretive phenomenology and hermeneutical scholarship in the context of research and scholarship in the health and human sciences.

The institutes were founded by Nancy Diekelmann, PhD, RN, FAAN, in 1991, and have been offered annually at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing. This is the first time they have been held at Mason.

For more information, visit the center’s web site or call Teri Fede, program coordinator, at 703-993-1959.

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