Kordeš U. (2013) Problems and opportunities of first-person research. Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems 11(4): 363–375. https://cepa.info/4324
Problems and opportunities of first-person research.
Interdisciplinary Description of Complex Systems 11(4): 363–375.
Fulltext at https://cepa.info/4324
The aim of the article is twofold. First, it aims to overview current empirical methods in the area of first-person research. Such a review cannot overlook epistemological and ontological issues, but must at the same time keep in mind methodological and almost technical nature of the problem. Empirical experience research is positioned within the frame of cognitive science and the overview of approaches and techniques of empirical phenomenology is presented, together with epistemological considerations. The second aim of the paper is concerned with the future of research in the discussed area. It suggests that in-depth, existentially liable introspection and self-inquiry should be considered as serious scientific research tools.