Qualitative Psychological Research Design and the Publication
The research design
- Research design is defined as research question, defining the field and the sample, choosing the qualitative tradition, then the method selection, the principle of circular research;
- Work in the field (observation, participant observation, interviews) other methods: interview (narrative and semi-structured), focus groups, clinical research);
- Roles and identities of the researcher in the field;
- Qualitative research of multimodal texts (online and offline opportunities);
- Based on a sample selection of qualitative research: the snowball method, privileged access, targeted and based on quota sampling.
Whenever possible, the student's own experiences are used. This research is the foundation of the next step: qualitative data’s analysis and interpretation.
Qualitative psychological data processing
- From field text to research text: memos and coding options;
- Basics of text linguistics;
- Grounded Theory;
- Interpretative phenomenological analysis;
- Heuristic data collection and analysis;
- Narrative inquiry. Case studies based on different theories (pilot study's).
Publishing qualitative psychological studies
- Question of authorship, author and reader relationship;
- Publication: requirements of qualitative psychological research journals, mainly on quotes and codes.
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- Willig C and Stainton-Rogers W (2013): The SAGE handbook of qualitative research in psychology. Sage, London.
- Bryant A and Charmaz K (2007): The SAGE handbook of Grounded Theory. Sage, London.
- Smith JA, Flowers P and Larkin M (2009): Interpretative phenomenological analysis. Theory, method and research. Sage, London.