Cultural Psychology and Qualitative Methodology: Theoretical and Empirical Considerations

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Springer Science & Business Media, 1997 M03 31 - 262 páginas
Qualitative methodologies in cultural psychology often lack the objective and verifiable character of quantitative analysis. Author Carl Ratner corrects this shortcoming by rigorously systematizing qualitative methods. The book discusses, for example, means of systematizing such subjective reports as interviews, letters, and diaries, which often yield valuable data that is not easily quantified. Ratner argues that "complex psychological phenomena are expressed through extended responses" and hence are best studied by new, more regularized qualitative methods that go beyond measuring simple, overt responses.

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Introduction
1
Shortcomings of Positivistic Methodology for Researching Cultural
13
Quantification
26
Operational Definitions
38
Positivistic Validity
47
Principles of Qualitative Methodology for Psychology
53
The Cultural Character of Psychology
93
Qualitative Methodology for Describing the Cultural Character
123
Interpret Statements
135
Compare Diverse Modes of Responding
142
Ascertain the Cultural Quality of Each Psychological
154
Ascertain the Cultural Character of Psychological
160
Qualitative Cultural Psychological Methodology and Science
179
Sociopolitical Underpinnings of Positivism and Qualitative
231
Qualitative Cultural Psychological Methodology
240
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Reorient Qualitative Methods to Consider Culture
129

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