Personal Construct Qualitative Methods

Vivien Burr, Angela McGrane, Nigel King

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Abstract

In this chapter, we examine a number of research methods arising from personal construct psychology (PCP). Although its techniques are often relatively unfamiliar to qualitative researchers, we show how PCP provides opportunities to extend and enrich the predominant methods currently used by them. PCP adopts a constructivist epistemology and offers a number of techniques for enabling people to gain insight into their own and others’ constructions and perceptions. We outline several of these techniques in this chapter, illustrating them through examples of our own research and providing some guidelines for data analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences
EditorsPranee Liamputtong
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9789811027796
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Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2017

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Burr, V., McGrane, A., & King, N. (2017). Personal Construct Qualitative Methods. In P. Liamputtong (Ed.), Handbook of Research Methods in Health Social Sciences Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-2779-6_23-1