Qualitative Research in Psychology: Expanding Perspectives in Methodology and Design / Edition 1

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Qualitative Research in Psychology brings together a diverse group of scholars who share valuable qualitative research techniques and rich case examples. Qualitative methodologies and the different paradigms which guide them can be seen as both an alternative and complementary approach to quantification and positivism in social, personality, developmental, health, clinical, counseling, community and school psychology. Qualitative methodology seen as an alternative approach seeks to answer questions that cannot be answered through quantification, random sampling, probability testing and other measures, which seek to control the environment of the participant. Viewed as a complementary approach to research, qualitative methodology can be utilized alongside quantitative methods, bringing a new depth and richness to data analysis. The wide variety of innovative techniques and theoretical perspectives offered in this volume will challenge readers to think about and expand on their understanding of qualitative research and its continually emerging applications.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557989796
  • Publisher: American Psychological Association
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 315
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Pt. I Ways of Looking at the World: Epistemological Issues in Qualitative Research 1
1 Naming the Stars: Integrating Qualitative Methods Into Psychological Research 3
2 On the Art and Science of Qualitative Research in Psychology 17
3 Methodology Makes Meaning: How Both Qualitative and Quantitative Paradigms Shape Evidence and Its Interpretation 31
4 Dancing Through Minefields: Toward a Qualitative Stance in Psychology 49
Pt. II Methodologies for Qualitative Researchers in Psychology: The Nuts, the Bolts, and the Finished Product 71
5 Discourse Analysis and Discursive Psychology 73
6 Narrative Psychology and Narrative Analysis 95
7 Video Methods in Qualitative Research 113
8 Grounded Theory in Psychological Research 131
9 On the Listing Guide: A Voice-Centered Relational Model 157
10 Participatory Action Research: From Within and Beyond Prison Bars
11 Balancing the Whole: Portraiture as Methodology 199
12 Ethnographic Methods: Applications From Developmental Cultural Psychology 219
13 The Descriptive Phenomenological Psychological Method 243
14 The Psychoanalytical Interview as Inspiration for Qualitative Research 275
Author Index 299
Subject Index 307
About the Editors 315
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