Researching intuition in personal creativity

Marc Stierand, Viktor Dörfler

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This chapter introduces Insider Explanatory Phenomenology (IEP) as viable approach to researching intuition in personal creativity. Drawing on a study elucidating experiences of personal creativity, the key contribution is to make explicit why IEP is particularly suitable for investigating context-dependent cognitive and nebulous phenomena such as intuition. IEP is distinct from such approaches like participant observation or ethnography more generally since it does not depend on cultivating personal relationships with research participants as a means of learning but rather starts from a relationship of shared inherited (occupational) background which allows the investigators to immediately enter in-depth expert-level discourse.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook Of Research Methods On Intuition
EditorsMarta Sinclair
Place of PublicationCheltenham
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2014

Publication series

NameHandbooks of Research Methods in Management Series
PublisherEdward Elgar Publishing Ltd


  • creativity
  • phenomenology
  • research methods


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