Transpersonal Research Methods for the Social Sciences: Honoring Human Experience

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William Braud, Rosemarie Anderson
SAGE, Apr 29, 1998 - Psychology - 321 pages
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There is no shortage of research methods that are easily applied to the study of everyday human experience. How, though, does one attempt to study extraordinary human experiences - ultimate values and meanings, peak experiences, transcendence and heightened awareness, among others.

William Braud and Rosemarie Anderson introduce a series of transpersonal research methods that are intended to help researchers develop new ways of knowing and methods of inquiry. While these methods will be of particular interest to researchers in transpersonal psychology, humanistic psychology, or transpersonal studies applied to traditional fields, the authors argue that these approaches - with their emphasis on developing intuition, empathy and self-awareness can benefit anyone involved in the research enterprise across many disciplines.

  

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Contents

A Preview of New Methods
27
Expanded Methods of Disciplined Inquiry
33
A Transpersonal Approach
69
Transpersonal Awareness in Phenomenological
95
Meets Transpersonal Research
114
Applying the Principles
147
Novel Interviews
158
Alternative Ways of Working With Data
174
Further Extensions
211
William Brand
238
Synopses of Five Transpersonal
256
Synopses of Six Related Research
264
Synopses of 17 Conventional
270
Centers for Transpersonal Studies
284
Index
307
About the Contributors
317

Alternative Ways of Presenting Results
192

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About the author (1998)

Rosemarie Anderson has a Ph.D. is psychology and is the former chairperson of the Global Program at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in California.

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