An introduction to phenomenographic research

  • Sheila Webber Centre for Information Literacy Research, Information School, The University of Sheffield, 211 Portobello Street, Sheffield, S1 4DP, UK.
  • Bill Johnston University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, UK


This article descibes the structure of the workshop on phenomenography which was presented at the EAHIL+ICAHIS+ICLC workshop in Edinburgh, in June 2015. Phenomenography is a qualitative research approach, used to discover variation in peoples conceptions of a phenomenon. After introducing this research approach, there was a discussion of a phenomenographic study and the workshop finished with participants coding an example transcript as practice for data analysis.


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How to Cite
Webber S, Johnston B. An introduction to phenomenographic research. JEAHIL [Internet]. 11Mar.2016 [cited 24Feb.2020];11(3). Available from:
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