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Courageous Methods in Cultural Psychology

  • Through the detailed description of the research process, the book serves both as an encouragement and as "guidance"

  • In psychology, most methods are very language-based

  • Courageous Methods in Cultural Psychology introduces research projects from various

Part of the book series: Theory and History in the Human and Social Sciences (THHSS)

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Table of contents (13 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Part III: What Does Being Courageous Mean After All?

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 263-233
  3. Back Matter

    Pages 277-281

About this book

Innovative research requires courageous methods. With this in mind, Courageous Methods in Cultural Psychology invites students and post-graduate researchers to develop methods that will let them grasp phenomena of interest more fully. Readers will learn how to use established methods, and may be asked to develop them further by combining single steps of extant procedures, or by taking a completely new approach to data collection and analysis. In this book, diverse researchers present projects in which they have tried to do just that. A comprehensive process — from narrowing down research questions to collecting and analyzing data — is given in detail, followed by critical reflections on how well the authors have understood and shared complex realities. Project presentations are framed by theoretical chapters that deal with the challenges and opportunities of cultural psychology and interdisciplinary research. Courageous Methods in Cultural Psychology is sure to inspire and encourage those who wish to venture on new roads “into the wild.”

  • Courageous Methods in Cultural Psychology introduces research projects from various subdisciplines of the social and human sciences, each of which was conducted with a cultural–psychological reference in mind. The book strives to emphasize diversity and the added value of interdisciplinary exchange, something that is often neglected in research and needs to be encouraged.
  • Through detailed descriptions of the research process, this book will support and guide readers on how to approach a research question when concrete ideas about the appropriate method may be lacking. Each chapter shows how methods are adapted to the phenomenon of interest, inviting the reader to proceed in a similar way.
  • Within psychology, most methods are very language-based, which means that researchers analyze questionnaires, diaries, transcripts of interviews, and the like. Materials such as these play a major role in this book, but we have also tried to include other data sources. For example, art and architecture are also brought into the book’s purview, to help researchers and students rethink the construction of knowledge and data as such.


Keywords

  • Cultural Psychology
  • Methods
  • Qualitative Research
  • Data collection and data analysis
  • Interdisciplinarity
  • Phenomenology

Editors and Affiliations

  • Sigmund Freud University, Berlin, Germany

    Meike Watzlawik, Ska Salden

About the editors

Meike Watzlawik is professor of development, education, and culture at the Sigmund Freud University in Berlin, Germany, and head of the university’s Psychology Department, as well as director of the clinical master’s program. Her scholarly interests include identity development in adolescence, diversity, and theoretical approaches to culture.

Ska Salden is a lecturer and research associate at Sigmund Freud University in Berlin, Germany. Besides cultural psychology, their interests include the intersections of psychology and queer studies.


Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 84.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-93535-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 109.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)