Personal Construct Qualitative Methods

Burr, Viv, McGrane, Angela and King, Nigel (2017) Personal Construct Qualitative Methods. In: Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences. Springer, pp. 1-18. ISBN 978-981-10-2779-6

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In this chapter, we examine a number of research methods arising from personal construct psychology (PCP). Although its techniques are often relatively unfamiliar to qualitative researchers, we show how PCP provides opportunities to extend and enrich the predominant methods currently used by them. PCP adopts a constructivist epistemology and offers a number of techniques for enabling people to gain insight into their own and others’ constructions and perceptions. We outline several of these techniques in this chapter, illustrating them through examples of our own research and providing some guidelines for data analysis.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construct elicitation, Constructivism, Construing, Laddering, Personal construct psychology, Pictor, Self-characterization sketch
Subjects: C800 Psychology
X200 Research and Study Skills in Education
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School
Depositing User: Becky Skoyles
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2017 11:36
Last Modified: 19 Nov 2019 09:47

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