Path in Psychology

Cultural Psychology and Qualitative Methodology

Theoretical and Empirical Considerations

Authors: Ratner, Carl

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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.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Ratner, Carl

    Pages 1-11

  • Shortcomings of Positivistic Methodology for Researching Cultural Psychology

    Ratner, Carl

    Pages 13-52

  • Principles of Qualitative Methodology for Psychology

    Ratner, Carl

    Pages 53-92

  • The Cultural Character of Psychology

    Ratner, Carl

    Pages 93-121

  • Qualitative Methodology for Describing the Cultural Character of Psychology

    Ratner, Carl

    Pages 123-177

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultural Psychology and Qualitative Methodology
Book Subtitle
Theoretical and Empirical Considerations
Authors
Series Title
Path in Psychology
Copyright
1997
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4757-2681-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4757-2681-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-306-45463-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-3261-7
Series ISSN
1574-048X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 262
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