Capturing identity: quantitative and qualitative methods

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University Press of America, May 28, 2007 - Psychology - 200 pages
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Scientists from six countries, well known for their work in the field of identity research, explain and comment on methodological approaches used to research identity. This book concentrates on qualitative methods, such as narrative identity analysis or semi-structured interviewing techniques to determine identity status, as well as the quantitative method of using questionnaires. It also discusses the advantages and disadvantages of these methods and their future integration. The reader will learn about qualitative and quantitative research and discover the similarities and differences between the methods of researching identity, depending on whether the research has methodological roots in one field, the other, or both.

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Contents

ASSESSING IDENTITY AS THE MEANINGFULNESS
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A CONTENT ANALYSIS OF NARRATIVES FROM
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QUALITATIVE RESEARCH ON ADOLESCENCE
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