Constructivist Approaches and Research Methods: A Practical Guide to Exploring Personal Meanings by Pam Denicolo

By: Pam Denicolo [Author]Contributor(s): Trevor Long | Kim Bradley ColePublisher: New Delhi Sage 2016Edition: First EditionDescription: xvii, 227 pages; Illustrations: 22 cmISBN: 9781473930308DDC classification: 150.1985 DEN
Contents:
Part I: Making decisions based on philosophy, theory and project purpose Chapter 1: Introduction and orientation to constructivist research Chapter 2: Understanding the nature of constructivist approaches Chapter 3: Linking philosophy and theory to research purpose Chapter 4: Constructing personal realities Part II: Practicalities of Engaging in Constructivist Research Chapter 5: Exploring personal realities Chapter 6: Setting the climate for effective research encounters Chapter 7: An evaluation of a range of potential research techniques Chapter 8: An evaluation of a range of potential research designs Chapter 9: Realities and practicalities in managing fieldwork Chapter 10: Data analysis, meaning interpretation and management/presentation issues Part III: How others have used PCP – sample research cases Chapter 11: Cases using different designs Chapter 12: Constructive alternatives, psychic mirrors and narrative turns: reflections on a lifetime as a personal construct researcher
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Part I: Making decisions based on philosophy, theory and project purpose
Chapter 1: Introduction and orientation to constructivist research Chapter 2: Understanding the nature of constructivist approaches Chapter 3: Linking philosophy and theory to research purpose Chapter 4: Constructing personal realities
Part II: Practicalities of Engaging in Constructivist Research
Chapter 5: Exploring personal realities Chapter 6: Setting the climate for effective research encounters Chapter 7: An evaluation of a range of potential research techniques Chapter 8: An evaluation of a range of potential research designs Chapter 9: Realities and practicalities in managing fieldwork Chapter 10: Data analysis, meaning interpretation and management/presentation issues
Part III: How others have used PCP – sample research cases
Chapter 11: Cases using different designs Chapter 12: Constructive alternatives, psychic mirrors and narrative turns: reflections on a lifetime as a personal construct researcher

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 paradigms
Constructing and exploring personal realities
Establishing effective research procedures
Evaluating grids, mapping, narrative and other research methods
Managing the practicalities of fieldwork
Analysing and presenting data

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