|Title of host publication||International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences|
|Number of pages||8|
|Place of Publication||Philidelphia PA|
|Publication status||Published - 2015|
Qualitative methodology presently is gaining increasing recognition in developmental psychology. Although the founders of developmental psychology to a large extent already used qualitative procedures, the field was long dominated by a (post) positivistic quantitative paradigm. The increasing recognition of the sociocultural embeddedness of human development, and of the importance to study individuals’ subjective experience, however, calls for adequate methodological procedures that allow for the study of processes of transformation across the life span. The wide range of established procedures in qualitative research offers a promising avenue to advance the field in this direction.
- Qualitative methods
- Developmental Psychology