Qualitative Research Methods For Psychologists: Introduction Through Empirical Studies

Hardcover | November 18, 2005

byConstance T. FischerEditorConstance T. Fischer

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This collection of 14 original articles teaches readers how to conduct qualitative research. Instead of characterizing and justifying certain methods, the contributors show by means of actual research studies what assumptions, procedures, and dilemmas they encountered. Fischer's introduction, which emphasizes the practical nature of qualitative research and the closing chapter, which uses a question-and-answer format to investigate, among other subjects, what is scientific about qualitative research, are complemented by a glossary and other features that increase the book's utility and value. * Addresses a range of practical examples from different traditions such as phenomology, grounded theory, ethnography and discourse analysis through actual case studies* Discusses various methodology and combinations of methods like assimilation analysis, dialogal approach, intuitive inquiry, and conceptual encounter* Terms are defined within chapters and/or in a glossary* Helps readers bridge from experimental to qualitative methods* Provides in-depth, philosophically grounded, and compelling research findings * Includes practical introduction about steps in qualitative research

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This collection of 14 original articles teaches readers how to conduct qualitative research. Instead of characterizing and justifying certain methods, the contributors show by means of actual research studies what assumptions, procedures, and dilemmas they encountered. Fischer's introduction, which emphasizes the practical nature of qu...

CONSTANCE T. FISCHER, Ph.D., ABPP, is a professor at Duquesne University, where she has taught since 1966. Following an undergraduate degree in political science at the University of Oklahoma, she began graduate studies at the University of Kentucky, with a primary interest in social psychology which then included the Kurt Lewin tradit...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:512 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:November 18, 2005Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Part I: CLINICAL PRACTICES
L. Honos-Webb, W.B. Stiles, L.S. Greenberg, and R. Goldman, An Assimilation Analysis of Psychotherapy: Responsibility for "Being There"
A. Madill, Exploring Psychotherapy with Discourse Analysis: Chipping away at the Mortar
D.L. Rennie, The Grounded Theory Method: Application of a Variant of its Procedure of Constant Comparative Analysis to Psychotherapy Research
S. Churchill, Phenomenological Analysis: Clinical Impression Formation during a Psychodiagnostic Interview
J. Goicoechea, Diagnostic Discourse in Patient-Staff Interactions: A Conversation Analysis Clarified by Participant Interviews
Part II: AFFECTIVE AND COGNITIVE PROCESSES
S.L. Morrow, Honor and Respect: Feminist Collaborative Research with Sexually Abused Women
B. Robbins, An Empirical, Phenomenological Study: Being Joyful
J. de Rivera, Conceptual Encounter: The Experience of Anger
S. Halling, M. Leifer and J.O. Rowe, Emergence of the Dialogal Approach: Forgiving Another
H.R. Pollio and M.J. Ursiak, A Thematic Analysis of Written Accounts: Thinking about Thought
Part III: LIFE SITUATIONS
V. Esbjörn-Hargens and R. Anderson, Intuitive Inquiry: An Exploration of Embodiment among Contemporary Female Mystics
A. Collen, An Application of Experiential Method in Psychology: What Is It Like to Be a Stranger in a Foreign Land
L. Levers, Focus Groups and Related Rapid Assessment Methods: Identifying Psychoeducational HIV/AIDS Interventions in Botswana

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"...a rich, multi-layered book...I would particularly recommend this book as a teaching tool to use on post-graduate courses exploring qualitative methodology and psychotherapy."--Linda Finlay for QUALITATIVE RESEARCH IN PSYCHOLOGY"This will be a valuable source on methods used to conduct phenomenological research."--CHOICE review, July 2006"...continues the establishment of qualitative methods in contemporary psychology"--Thomas F. Cloonan for PsycCRITIQUES