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Open Access Validity in Hermeneutic Phenomenological Inquiry: Towards an Ethics of Evaluation La validité de l'étude phénoménologique herméneutique : vers une éthique de l'évaluation

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This article explores the relationship of ethics to validity in hermeneutic phenomenological inquiry. First, the authors present a brief overview of the various discourses on validity in qualitative research that have been variously applied to hermeneutic phenomenological inquiry. Next, they examine how relational ethics is a presence to bear within this form of inquiry. Finally, they offer a set of ethical reflections to help the researcher engage in a process of ethical questioning during each step of the research process.

Cet article explore la relation de l'éthique par rapport à la validité de l'étude phénoménologique herméneutique. En premier lieu, les auteures font un bref tour d'horizon des divers discours sur la validité de la recherche qualitative appliquée de multiples façons à l'étude phénoménologique herméneutique. Elles examinent ensuite de quelle façon l'éthique relationnelle est à prendre en compte dans cette forme d'étude. Enfin, elles offrent une série de réflexions d'ordre moral pour aider les chercheurs à s'engager dans un questionnement déontologique à chaque étape du processus de recherche.


Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2007

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