The first few publications and presentations discussing Quantitative Phenomenology
largely defined and described its procedures according to the practical actions involved in utilizing multiple software programs. With the development of Raven’s Eye, we no longer need to focus on the practicalities arising from multiple technological idiosyncrasies. Therefore, the labels now used to describe the procedures involved in conducting a Quantitative Phenomenology with Raven’s Eye integrate both conceptual and practical information.
Our procedural labels are, furthermore, designed so that they largely coincide with the procedures described in Amedeo Giorgi’s method for descriptive phenomenology in psychology. We model after Giorgi’s terms because they: (a) are widely known; (b) provide apt descriptors of the activities comprising each step or stage in a phenomenology; (c) allow for methodological accommodations specific to the topic at-hand; and (d) as Giorgi (2012) notes, can be readily utilized in, “any human or social science” (p. 11), so long as the researcher maintains an applicable attitude. We distill the phenomenology Giorgi (2012) describes into six steps1