Phenomenological research is qualitative research that focuses on individual life experiences and how they have impacted their lives. This type of research identifies a specific phenomenon in an individual’s life and the person’s perception of that situation. It can also be used to study similarities in the behavior of a group of people. Phenomenological research is based on psychology, education, and philosophy. It can also use observation, art, and documentation to understand and establish the phenomenon and could be based on a single case study or multiple participants.
The Phenomenological researcher aims to answer two major questions: the individual experiences related to the phenomenon and factors that contributed to or influenced the experience of the phenomenon. (Harappa-diaries, 2021)
Grounded theory is a type of research based on data previously collected and examined about a specific topic, population, or community. This analyzed research provides focused abstract theories or explanations for the researched phenomena. The grounded theory provides a specific guideline for conducting qualitative research, help to streamline data collection and analysis furthermore is being utilized as a standard social research method and is being used by different disciplines and profession. (University Libraries, 2022).
The difference between phenomenological research and grounded theory is 1. Phenomenology is a philosophy used to understand human experiences, while grounded theory emerges from within collected data. 2. Phenomenology is used to understand life experiences; a grounded theory explains the phenomenon. 3. Phenomenology is mostly interviews-based, while Grounded theory utilizes various methods for data collection. Both Phenomenological research and grounded theory are qualitative research. (University Libraries, 2022).
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