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    DescriptionThe recent widespread rejection of conventional theory and method has led to the evolution of different ways of gathering and analyzing data. This accessible textbook introduces key research methods that challenge psychology's traditional preoccupation with 'scientific' experiments. The book provides a well-structured guide to methods, containing a range of qualitative approaches (for example, semi-structured interviews, grounded theory, discourse analysis) alongside a reworking of quantitative methods to suit contemporary psychological research. A number of chapters are also explicitly concerned with research as a dynamic interactive process. The internationally respected contributors steer the reader through the main stages of conducting a study using these methods.


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    Title
    Rethinking Methods in Psychology
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Jonathan A. Smith, Edited by Rom Harre, Edited by Luk Van Langenhove
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 233 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 398 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780803977334
    ISBN 10: 0803977336
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: PSY
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    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S2.3
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    B&T General Subject: 670
    DC22: 150.72
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
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    BIC subject category V2: JMB
    BISAC V2.8: PSY030000
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    B&T Approval Code: A11070000
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    DC22: 150/.72
    LC classification: BF76.5R468, BF76.5 R468 1995
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    Thema V1.0: JMB
    Illustrations note
    tables, figures, indices, bibliography
    Publisher
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sage Publications Ltd
    Publication date
    13 November 1995
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Jonathan A. Smith is Professor of Psychology at Birkbeck University of London. His main interests lie in the application of qualitative methods in psychology. He has edited a number of books in this area. He has also developed a particular qualitative approach, interpretative phenomenological analysis, and employed it in a wide range of research projects in psychology. Rom Harre is a Fellow of Linacre College, Oxford and Professor of Psychology at Georgetown University, Washington, DC
    Review quote
    'Following on from recent debates surrounding the limitations of positivist methodologies in psychology, this book has been written in order to fill the gaps in the market for a textbook that looks at post-positivist, non-experimental methods in psychology... a useful text for those who have examined post-positivist psychology on a philosophy course at undergraduate level... The book is useful in that it focuses upon techniques and provides "tasters" of qualitative methodologies and encourages readers to try the methods for themselves in their own research projects. It is well-referenced and directs the reader to other sources of information should they wish to pursue their interests... it encourages the reader to take a wider perspective than the quasi-experimental methods presented in most methodology texts at this level. The authors encourage us to develop new ways of working and using data' - British Psychological Society History and Philosophy of Psychology Newsletter
    Table of contents
    Introduction - Jonathan A Smith, Rom Harr[ac]e and Luk Van Langenhove PART ONE: SEARCHING FOR MEANINGS Semi-Structured Interviewing and Qualitative Analysis - Jonathan A Smith Grounded Theory - Kathy Charmaz Life Story Research - Ken Plummer PART TWO: DISCOURSE AS TOPIC Conversation Analysis - Paul Drew Discourse Analysis - Jonathan Potter and Margaret Wetherell Basic Principles of Transcription - Daniel C O'Connell and Sabine Kowal PART THREE: RESEARCH AS DYNAMIC INTERACTION Role Play - Krysia Yardley Cooperative Inquiry - Peter Reason and John Heron PART FOUR: USING NUMBERS DIFFERENTLY Rethinking the Role of Quantitative Methods in Psychology - James T Lamiell Repertory Grids - Jonathan A Smith An Interactive, Case-Study Perspective Q Methodology - Rex Stainton Rogers