Qualitative Research in Psychology: Expanding Perspectives in Methodology and Design

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Item #: 431697A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-979-6
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Copyright: 2003
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Qualitative Research in Psychology brings together a diverse group of scholars who share valuable qualitative research techniques and rich case examples. Qualitative methodologies and the different paradigms which guide them can be seen as both an alternative and complementary approach to quantification and positivism in social, personality, developmental, health, clinical, counseling, community and school psychology.

Viewed as a complementary approach to research, qualitative methodology can be utilized alongside quantitative methods, bringing a new depth and richness to data analysis. The wide variety of innovative techniques and theoretical perspectives offered in this volume will challenge readers to think about and expand on their understanding of qualitative research and its continually emerging applications.

Table of Contents


—Michael Bamberg


I. Ways of Looking at the World: Epistemological Issues in Qualitative Research

  1. Naming the Stars: Integrating Qualitative Methods Into Psychological Research
    —Paul M. Camic, Jean E. Rhodes, and Lucy Yardley
  2. On the Art and Science of Qualitative Research in Psychology
    —Elliot W. Eisner
  3. Methodology Makes Meaning: How Both Qualitative and Quantitative Paradigms Shape Research Evidence and Its Interpretation
    —Joseph E. McGrath and Bettina A. Johnson
  4. Dancing Through Minefields: Toward a Qualitative Stance in Psychology
    —Jeanne Marecek

II. Methodologies for Qualitative Researchers in Psychology: The Nuts, the Bolts, and the Finished Product

  1. Discourse Analysis and Discursive Psychology
    —Jonathan Potter
  2. Narrative Psychology and Narrative Analysis
    —Michael Murray
  3. Video Methods in Qualitative Research
    —Donald Ratcliff
  4. Grounded Theory in Psychological Research
    —Karen Henwood and Nick Pidgeon
  5. On the Listening Guide: A Voice-Centered Relational Model
    —Carol Gilligan, Renée Spencer, M. Katherine Weinberg, and Tatiana Bertsch
  6. Participatory Action Research: From Within and Beyond Prison Bars
    —Michelle Fine, María Elena Torre, Kathy Boudin, Iris Bowen, Judith Clark, Donna Hylton, Migdalia Martinez, Missy, Rosemarie A. Roberts, Pamela Smart, and Debora Upegui
  7. Balancing the Whole: Portraiture as Methodology
    —Jessica Hoffmann Davis
  8. Ethnographic Methods: Applications From Developmental Cultural Psychology
    —Peggy J. Miller, Julie A. Hengst, and Su-hua Wang
  9. The Descriptive Phenomenological Psychological Method
    —Amedeo P. Giorgi and Barbro M. Giorgi
  10. The Psychoanalytic Interview as Inspiration for Qualitative Research
    —Steinar Kvale

Author Index

Subject Index

About the Editors

Editor Bios

Paul M. Camic, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Cultural Studies, Department of Liberal Education, Columbia College Chicago. Both his Internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship were at the University of Chicago. He is author and co-editor of Assessing Chronic Pain: A Multidisciplinary Clinic Approach (Springer-Verlag, 1989) and Clinical Handbook of Health Psychology (Hogrefe & Huber, 1998) in addition to numerous articles and chapters.

Jean E. Rhodes, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. She did her graduate work in clinical-community psychology at DePaul University and completed her internship at the University of Chicago. She has conducted extensive research on the topic of youth mentoring, including an analysis of the Big Brothers Big Sisters national impact study. Rhodes has published more than 20 articles and chapters on the topic of mentoring as well as two books, Stand by Me: The Risks and Rewards of Youth Mentoring (Harvard University Press, 2001) and an edited volume, On Second Glance: Critical Perspective on Youth Development (Jossey-Bass, 2000).

Lucy Yardley, Ph.D., is Professor of Health Psychology and Chairperson, Department of Psychology at the University of Southampton, UK. Editor of Material Discourses in Health Psychology (1997). She has a longstanding interest in combining the insights from qualitative and quantitative research. Her program of empirical research on the experience of chronic illness and treatment integrates findings from discourse and phenomenological analysis with the results of psychophysiological experiments and clinical trials.

Reviews & Awards

The entire volume is well edited and well written. All authors are experienced qualitative researchers. Recommended.
—CHOICE Magazine