Good evening. I’m just joining and looking forward to exchange views with you, especially about hybrid / mixed research methods.
Maybe the best thing to introduce my research method, PhenoCognitive Analysis, and to get feedback and comments from you is to give you a link to a little web site where I expose my research :
In short :
- PhenoCognitive Analysis (PCA) was developed for the study of Lieutenant A’s case, a firefighter’s cognitive experience of trauma in action to elicit and analyse his cognitive ontology and trajectories and the dynamics of Decision-Making-in-Action (DMA) and peritraumatic resilience (PTR).
- It was originally founded upon two methodological streams : Psychophenomenology and the (EI) Elicitation Interview (Vermersch, 2006) and Phenomenography (Marbach, 1993).
- It allows to perform a formal study of the subject’s cognitive experience by combining :
- a qualitative data collection method, the EI, that guides the subject to recall elements from his episodic memory of a given episode of experience and yields a first-person narrative,
- and a quantitative data processing and analysis method, based upon a semantic analysis of the first-person narrative to elicit cognitive operations, their ontology, cognitive trajectories that can be statistically characterised, and analysed through Bayesian networks, exploratory factor analysis and classification algorithms.
- It was supported by the development of a relational database, the Phenomenographic Database, allowing traceability and data processing and analyses.
- It yielded a number of formal cognitive models of Lieutenant A’s experience of a critical incident (macrocognitive, microcognitive, social-cognitive) and to characterize peritraumatic resilience.