From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
The term phenomenology in science is used to describe a body of knowledge which relates empirical observations of phenomena to each other, in a way which is consistent with fundamental theory, but is not directly derived from theory. For example, we find the following definition in the Concise Dictionary of Physics:
- Phenomenological Theory. A theory which expresses mathematically the results of observed phenomena without paying detailed attention to their fundamental significance.
- Empirical relationship
- Particle physics phenomenology
- Phenomenology (philosophy)
- Phenomenology (psychology)