The Future of Qualitative Research in Psychology: A Discussion with Svend Brinkmann, Günter Mey, Luca Tateo, and Anete Strand

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Abstract

In May 2014, a workshop on ”The future of qualitative research in psychology” took place at Aalborg University, Department of Communication & Psychology organized by Carolin Demuth. Participants from Aalborg University engaged in a lively exchange with the two invited discussants Svend Brinkmann (Aalborg University) and Günter Mey (Stendal University of Applied Science). The discussion started out by addressing the specifics of qualitative research in the field of psychology, its historical development and the perils of recent trends of standardization and neo-positivistic orientations. In light of the discrepancy of what could be potentially achieved with qualitative methods for psychological research and how they are actually currently applied, the need was stressed to return to an understanding of qualitative methods as a craft skill and to take into account the subjectivity of the researcher in the process of scientific knowledge production. Finally, a re-focus on experience as the genuine object of research in psychology as well as a transdisciplinary understanding of human psychological functioning within a socially co-constructed, biological, as well as material world was discussed.
Original languageEnglish
JournalIntegrative Psychological & Behavioral Science
Volume49
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)135-161
Number of pages26
ISSN1932-4502
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Qualitative Methods
  • Psychology
  • Future challenges
  • History of Psychology

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