Over the last two decades, one can notice a turn to the reflective qualitative inquiry. However, in phenomenographic research design, the role and value of reflection are often neglected. This paper elaborates on the Reflective Practice Framework (RPF) for the phenomenographic method of data analysis developed as a result of undertaking an empirical phenomenographic study. The paper considers the genealogy of the concept “reflection” and draws on the past research to explain the theoretical foundation of the RPF. Two levels and five steps of the framework are described, and an example of how the RPF can advance the analysis of unstructured phenomenographic data is provided. The article concludes that reflection is an integral part of the phenomenographic research process.
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