Phenomenography as a research methodology

Date: October 7
Time: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Venue: Q.372, 234 Queensberry Street
RSVP: Pam Firth (

Phenomenography is a methodology which has had demonstrated efficacy in research in a range of educational contexts (see for example Marton, Runesson, & Tsui, 2004).

The aim of phenomenography is to systematically describe a phenomenon as seen by the participants and to group their responses into a limited number of qualitatively different categories (Marton, 1988).

In this seminar, Dr Sandra Herbert presents the steps involved in conducting a phenomenographic investigation with examples from mathematics and science education.