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Cultural Psychology and Qualitative Methodology : Theoretical and Empirical Considerations - Carl Ratner

Cultural Psychology and Qualitative Methodology

Theoretical and Empirical Considerations

Hardcover Published: 31st March 1997
ISBN: 9780306454639
Number Of Pages: 262

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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.

Introductionp. 1
Shortcomings of Positivistic Methodology for Researching Cultural Psychologyp. 13
Principles of Qualitative Methodology for Psychologyp. 53
The Cultural Character of Psychologyp. 93
Qualitative Methodology for Describing the Cultural Character of Psychologyp. 123
Qualitative Cultural Psychological Methodology and Sciencep. 179
Sociopolitical Underpinnings of Positivism and Qualitative Cultural Psychological Methodologyp. 231
Referencesp. 245
Indexp. 261
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ISBN: 9780306454639
ISBN-10: 0306454637
Series: Path in Psychology
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 262
Published: 31st March 1997
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.57