Research on intuition using intuition

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

3 Citations (Scopus)
16 Downloads (Pure)


Intuition is accepted in the case of practising managers as well as scientists. Why it is not accepted then in the case of scholars who are studying the intuition of those managers and scientists? In this chapter we offer some tentative answers, with the aim of being thought-provoking. Drawing on our research into the cognitive complexity of Nobel Laureates, we introduce a method that explicitly acknowledges rather than denies the role of intuition. This method emerged as we started to experiment with making sense of our rich data obtained from 19 unstructured in-depth interviews.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research Methods on Intuition
EditorsMarta Sinclair
Place of PublicationCheltenham
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameHandbooks of Research Methods in Management Series
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd


  • intuition
  • phenomenology
  • research methods


GaMa: Grandmaster Project 1

Dorfler, V. & Eden, C.


Project: Internally funded project

Research Output

  • 3 Citations
  • 1 Abstract
  • 1 Paper

Intuitive cyclic phenomenology

Dörfler, V. & Eden, C., 13 Sep 2012.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstract

Intuition as a research method for investigating the extraordinary

Dörfler, V. & Eden, C., 12 Aug 2011.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

Cite this

Dörfler, V., & Eden, C. (2014). Research on intuition using intuition. In M. Sinclair (Ed.), Handbook of Research Methods on Intuition (pp. 264-276). (Handbooks of Research Methods in Management Series)..