PhD course in Phenomenology and Qualitative Research Methodologies


The PhD courses on Phenomenology and Qualitative Research Methodologies is in 2019 to be held from the 27th- 29th of March – at the University of Southern Denmark, Odense. This time the course has been extended to three days to include analytical practices in relation to PhD students’ own ‘data’.

From the course description:

The PhD course addresses PhD- students, who work with or intend to include phenomenology and phenomenological related discussions in their research of sports, dance or health related topics. The course will focus on methodological questions and possible solutions on how to combine qualitative methodologies with phenomenology – more specifically:

  • What is a phenomenological analysis?
  • How to generate ‘good’ descriptions for a phenomenological analysis?
  • How to combine phenomenology and qualitative research in different phases of the analysis – different examples of how this is done will be presented.
  • Epistemological challenges of combining two research traditions
  • Philosophical phenomenological analysis and psychological phenomenological analysis – what’s the differences?
  • Exemples on current phenomenological research
  • Group discussions on participants’ projects: how to handle methodological challenges as related to phenomenological thinking in ‘my own project’


Professor Dan Zahavi, Copenhagen University and Oxford University Professor Nick Crossley, University of Manchester Post.doc Simon Høffding, University of Oslo Post.doc Line Ryberg Ingerslev Associate Professor Susanne Ravn, University of Southern Denmark.

Course coordinator: Susanne Ravn, Associate Professor, Institute of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics, University of Southern Denmark

Link for course description: (choose ‘application for enrolment in PhD courses’ in the right menu)

Best regards

Susanne Ravn
Associate professor, Head of Research Unit
Department of Sports Science and Clinical Biomechanics

T +45 65 50 34 68

University of Southern Denmark
DK-5230 OdenseM