In this book, Scott D. Churchill introduces readers to existential phenomenological research, an approach that explores a comprehensive, embodied knowledge of subjective human life that reflects a person's values, goals, ideals, intents, emotions, and relationships. This approach helps researchers understand people’s and needs by identifying and resolving theoretical and ideological misconceptions. In this book, Churchill defines important aspects of EPR as: a method based on empirical data for evaluating the mental life of individuals. In this case, the researchers are concerned with the evidence and access to it, which is based on first-person narratives of experience and the researchers' reflections on those experiences, as well as encouraging the researchers' sensory sensitivity and a sense of empathy, curiosity, and excitement in of human experience.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)816-827
Number of pages12
JournalQualitative Report
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2023


  • existential phenomenological research
  • human experience
  • narrative of experience


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