Transforming Self and Others through Research: Transpersonal Research Methods and Skills for the Human Sciences and Humanities

Transforming Self and Others through Research: Transpersonal Research Methods and Skills for the Human Sciences and Humanities

by Rosemarie Anderson, William Braud
     
 

ISBN-10: 1438436726

ISBN-13: 9781438436722

Pub. Date: 09/01/2011

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Research approaches in the field of transpersonal psychology can be transformative for researchers, participants, and the audience of a project. This book offers these transformative approaches to those conducting research across the human sciences and the humanities. Rosemarie Anderson and William Braud first described such methods in Transpersonal Research Methods

Overview

Research approaches in the field of transpersonal psychology can be transformative for researchers, participants, and the audience of a project. This book offers these transformative approaches to those conducting research across the human sciences and the humanities. Rosemarie Anderson and William Braud first described such methods in Transpersonal Research Methods for the Social Sciences (1998). Since that time, in hundreds of empirical studies, these methods have been tested and integrated with qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method research designs. Anderson and Braud, writing with a contribution from Jennifer Clements, invite scholars to bring multiple ways of knowing and personal resources to their scholarship. While emphasizing established research conventions for rigor, Anderson and Braud encourage researchers to plumb the depths of intuition, imagination, play, mindfulness, compassion, creativity, and embodied writing as research skills. Experiential exercises to help readers develop these skills are provided.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438436722
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
09/01/2011
Series:
SUNY series in Transpersonal and Humanistic Psychology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
377
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables ix

List of Figures xi

Acknowledgments xiii

Preface xv

Introduction to Part 1 Transpersonal Research Methods 1

Chapter 1 Intuitive Inquiry: The Ways of the Heart in Human Science Research Rosemarie Anderson 15

Chapter 2 Integral Inquiry: The Principles and Practices of an Inclusive and Integrated Research Approach William Braud 71

Chapter 3 Organic Inquiry: Research in Partnership With Spirit Jennifer Clements 131

Introduction to Part 2 Transpersonal Research Skills and the Preparedness of the Researcher 161

Chapter 4 Intention, Quietude and Slowing, Attention, and Mindfulness 167

Chapter 5 Visual, Auditory, Visceral, and Movement-related Senses 199

Chapter 6 Unconscious Processes, Direct Knowing, and Empathic Identification 231

Chapter 7 Play, Creative Arts, and Embodied Writing 255

Chapter 8 An Expanded View of Validity 281

Chapter 9 A Transformative Vision for Research and Scholarship 303

References 319

About the Coauthors and Contributor 345

Index 349

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