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Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology

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EILIFSEN, Margareth. Capture the unexpressed: Anecdote as a device in hermeneutic phenomenological research. Indo-Pac. j. phenomenol. (Online) [online]. 2011, vol.11, n.1, pp.1-9. ISSN 1445-7377.  http://dx.doi.org/10.2989/ipjp.2011.11.1.7.1106.

I sit on the edge of the bed of my youngest daughter and read the fairy tale of the Three Billy Goats Gruff. My little four-year-old daughter has heard this story thousands of times and simply loves it. In my eagerness to create a good story and a good setting I add some personal description to the story. Then she who is thrilled with the story makes a strange face and corrects my telling: "No, mama, it is not like that. You have to tell the truth ".

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