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Cultural Psychology and Qualitative Methodology

Theoretical and Empirical Considerations

  • CarlĀ Ratner

Part of the Path in Psychology book series (PATH)

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

cultural psychology interview psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • CarlĀ Ratner
    • 1
  1. 1.Humboldt State UniversityArcataUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-2681-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3261-7
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-2681-7
  • Series Print ISSN 1574-048X
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