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Constructivist Approaches and Research Methods : A Practical Guide to Exploring Personal Meanings, Paperback / softback Book

Constructivist Approaches and Research Methods : A Practical Guide to Exploring Personal Meanings Paperback / softback

Paperback / softback


This book provides a comprehensive overview of personal construct psychology (PCP) that will help researchers understand the why's, what's and how's of conducting a rigorous constructivist research project. From the theoretical underpinnings of constructivist approaches to the practical values of these techniques, these three expert authors explain how to conduct interpretative, constructivist research from inception to completion.

Key topics include:Understanding research philosophies and paradigmsConstructing and exploring personal realitiesEstablishing effective research proceduresEvaluating grids, mapping, narrative and other research methodsManaging the practicalities of fieldworkAnalysing and presenting dataWith activities and procedural examples from a wide range of disciplines woven throughout the text and two special chapters featuring in-depth case studies from a variety of constructivist researchers, this book helps readers grasp the tools, designs, and opportunities of interpretative research. An essential companion for both researchers and practitioners looking to understand people's values, attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, or motivations!


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