Constructivist Approaches and Research Methods

Constructivist Approaches and Research Methods

This book provides a comprehensive overview of personal construct psychology (PCP) that will help researchers understand the why's, what's and how's of conducting a rigorous constructivist research project.

Author: Pam Denicolo

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781473987371

Category: Reference

Page: 248

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of personal construct psychology (PCP) that will help researchers understand the why's, what's and how's of conducting a rigorous constructivist research project. From the theoretical underpinnings of constructivist approaches to the practical values of these techniques, these three expert authors explain how to conduct interpretative, constructivist research from inception to completion. Key topics include: Understanding research philosophies and paradigms Constructing and exploring personal realities Establishing effective research procedures Evaluating grids, mapping, narrative and other research methods Managing the practicalities of fieldwork Analysing and presenting data With activities and procedural examples from a wide range of disciplines woven throughout the text and two special chapters featuring in-depth case studies from a variety of constructivist researchers, this book helps readers grasp the tools, designs, and opportunities of interpretative research. An essential companion for both researchers and practitioners looking to understand people’s values, attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, or motivations!
Categories: Reference

Constructivist Approaches and Research Methods

Constructivist Approaches and Research Methods

This book provides a comprehensive overview of personal construct psychology (PCP) that will help researchers understand the why's, what's and how's of conducting a rigorous constructivist research project.

Author: Pam Denicolo

Publisher:

ISBN: 1526402661

Category: Personal construct theory

Page: 230

View: 711

This book provides a comprehensive overview of personal construct psychology (PCP) that will help researchers understand the why's, what's and how's of conducting a rigorous constructivist research project. From the theoretical underpinnings of constructivist approaches to the practical values of these techniques, these three expert authors explain how to conduct interpretative, constructivist research from inception to completion. Key topics include: Understanding research philosophies and paradigms; Constructing and exploring personal realities; Establishing effective research procedures; Evaluating grids, mapping, narrative and other research methods; Managing the practicalities of fieldwork; Analysing and presenting data With activities and procedural examples from a wide range of disciplines woven throughout the text and two special chapters featuring in-depth case studies from a variety of constructivist researchers, this book helps readers grasp the tools, designs, and opportunities of interpretative research. An essential companion for both researchers and practitioners looking to understand people's values, attitudes, beliefs, perceptions, or motivations!
Categories: Personal construct theory

Constructivist Approaches and Research Methods

Constructivist Approaches and Research Methods

This book provides a comprehensive overview of personal construct psychology (PCP) that will help researchers understand the why's, what's and how's of conducting a rigorous constructivist research project.

Author: Pam Denicolo

Publisher: Sage Publications Limited

ISBN: 1473930294

Category:

Page: 248

View: 675

Covering theoretical foundations and practical applications, this book introduces the reader to PCP in its entirety and will be instrumental in helping them to do unbiased, rich interpretative, constructivist research
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Empowering Students as Self Directed Learners of Qualitative Research Methods

Empowering Students as Self Directed Learners of Qualitative Research Methods

This 6th volume in the PRMD book series blends the thoughts of international qualitative research methods scholars with the diverse voices of their students to describe innovative, constructivist approaches that empower students as active, ...

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004419551

Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 983

This 6th volume in the PRMD book series blends the thoughts of international qualitative research methods scholars with the diverse voices of their students to describe innovative, constructivist approaches that empower students as active, self-directed learners who learn to do qualitative research by doing qualitative research.
Categories: Education

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

The Handbook of Social Work Research Methods

The feminist approach to research aims to“develop versions of reality that more ... The aim of the constructivist approach is toarticulate these differing ...

Author: Bruce Thyer

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412958407

Category: Social Science

Page: 654

View: 362

In the field of social work, qualitative research is starting to gain more prominence as are mixed methods and various issues regarding race, ethnicity and gender. These changes in the field are reflected and updated in The Handbook of Soical Work Research Methods, Second Edition. This text contains meta analysis, designs to evaluate treatment and provides the support to help students harness the power of the Internet. This handbook brings together leading scholars in research methods in social work.
Categories: Social Science

Strategies for Research in Constructivist International Relations

Strategies for Research in Constructivist International Relations

Written in jargon-free prose and relevant across the social sciences, this book is essential for anyone trying to sort out appropriate methods for empirical research.

Author: Audie Klotz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317459262

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

View: 898

Constructivism's basic premise - that individuals and groups are shaped by their world but can also change it - may seem intuitively true. Yet this process-oriented approach can be more difficult to apply than structural or rational choice frameworks. Based on their own experiences and exemplars from the IR literature, well-known authors Audie Klotz and Cecelia Lynch lay out concepts and tools for anyone seeking to apply the constructivist approach in research. Written in jargon-free prose and relevant across the social sciences, this book is essential for anyone trying to sort out appropriate methods for empirical research.
Categories: Political Science

Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship

Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship

Charmaz's (2000) work includes a detailed discussion and one of the rare accounts on the paradigm of grounded theory research. The constructivist paradigm ...

Author: Helle Neergaard

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781847204387

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 520

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. . . the Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship is an important contribution to the field, and should be referenced in any paper using qualitative methodologies to investigate the entrepreneurial phenomenon. Craig S. Galbraith, Journal of Enterprising Communities There is no hiding behind the ramparts of dry scholarship here. The credibility of the theory being spoken of is not the stuff of constructed proofs, but alignments of critical insight and utility. This is where qualitative work can make a difference to the field, and where this book makes its mark. Robin Holt, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research The Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods in Entrepreneurship is an unusually solid and multifaceted book on what qualitative methods have done, are doing and will do in entrepreneurship research. Every serious entrepreneurship scholar should read it. It points at the future! Björn Bjerke, University of Kalmar, Sweden I would warmly recommend this unique collection of qualitative methods of entrepreneurship research to both mature and beginning researchers as a menu to choose from for their planned empirical studies. For those who try to get away from only quantitative studies in both business practice and academic research, this book is their chance to find a rich inspiration in reflecting on entrepreneurship as a lived experience using grounded theory and ethnographic, discourse and narrative approaches. It might convince editors of top journals of entrepreneurship research to welcome qualitative research submissions as an indispensable complement to quantitative only submissions. This domain is not physics. In bringing together such a variety of experts from so many nationalities in this Handbook, our Danish colleagues are making entrepreneurship research a realistic global venture. Jan Ulijn, Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands Helle Neergaard and John Parm Ulhøi have compiled a remarkable collection of work that both represents the range of methods and demonstrates the depth of insight that can be achieved through qualitative approaches. This book is not simply a handbook of qualitative research methods, though it well achieves this aim, it is also an important contribution towards the field of entrepreneurship research. From the Foreword by Sara Carter This expansive and practical Handbook introduces the methods currently used to increase the understanding of the usefulness and versatility of a systematic approach to qualitative research in entrepreneurship. It fills a crucial gap in the literature on entrepreneurship theory, and, just as importantly, illustrates how these principles and techniques can be appropriately and fruitfully employed. The Handbook is underpinned by the belief that qualitative research has the potential to charter hitherto unexplored waters in the field of entrepreneurship and thus contribute significantly to its further advancement. The contributors seek to assist entrepreneurship researchers in making more informed choices and designing more rigorous and sophisticated studies. They achieve this by providing concrete examples of research experiences and tangible how to advice. By clarifying what these research methods entail, how they are currently being used and how they can be evaluated, this Handbook constitutes a comprehensive and highly accessible methodological toolbox. Dealing with both well-accepted qualitative approaches and lesser-known, rarer and more novel approaches to the study of entrepreneurship, this Handbook will be invaluable to those studying, researching and teaching entrepreneurship.
Categories: Business & Economics

Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology

Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology

Box 6.1 Key features of constructivist approaches to analysis · Analysis of how social actions are accomplished in talk involves: tape-recording ...

Author: David F Marks

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761971900

Category: Psychology

Page: 248

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The research methods described and illustrated in this book are those particularly useful to the field of clinical and health psychology and cover both qualitative and quantitative approaches.
Categories: Psychology

Research Methods in Applied Settings

Research Methods in Applied Settings

In the traditional method, the scientist does not examine the data in detail ... THE CONSTRUCTIVIST APPROACH TO RESEARCH The process of the constructivist ...

Author: Jeffrey A. Gliner

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780805829921

Category: Social Science

Page: 465

View: 151

The authors of this unique text found that while most students can "crunch" the numbers quite easily and accurately with a calculator or computer, many have trouble seeing the "big picture" or seeing how research questions and design influence data analysis. As a result, the authors developed a semantically consistent framework that integrates traditional research approaches (experimental, quasi-experimental, comparative) into three basic kinds of research questions (difference, associational, and descriptive), which, in turn, lead to three kinds or groups of statistics with the same names. This text: *helps students become good consumers of research by demonstrating how to analyze and evaluate research articles; *offers a number of summarizing diagrams and tables that clarify confusing or difficult to learn topics; *points out the value of qualitative research and how it should lead quantitative researchers to be more flexible; *divides all quantitative research questions into five logically consistent categories that help students select appropriate statistics and understand their cause and effect; and *classifies design into three major types: between groups, within subjects, and mixed groups and shows that, although these three types use the same general type of statistics (e.g., ANOVA), the specific statistics in between-groups design are different from those in within-subjects and mixed groups.
Categories: Social Science

Social Work Research Methods

Social Work Research Methods

Guba and Lincoln (1989) approach the constructivist paradigm from the perspective of program evaluation. In their book Fourth Generation Evaluation, ...

Author: Teresa Morris

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412916745

Category: Social Science

Page: 314

View: 153

Social Work Research Methods: Four Alternative Paradigms is the first book that expands social work research methods to include alternative models and integrate these methodologies into general social work practice. In addition to addressing ethics, diversity, and technology, author Teresa Morris also describes research methods for positivism, post-positivism, critical theory, and constructivism.
Categories: Social Science

Qualitative Research Methods In Psychology Combining Core Approaches

Qualitative Research Methods In Psychology  Combining Core Approaches

Both naturalist and constructivist approaches are primarily concerned with people's lives and experiences. However, 'while the naturalist view is that the ...

Author: Frost, Nollaig

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335241514

Category: Psychology

Page: 223

View: 931

This book introduces the single use of four widely-used qualitative approaches and then introduces ways and applications of using the approaches in combination. Personal insight into qualitative research practice from each of the contributors covers health psychology, social psychology, criminal psychology, gender studies psychotherapy, counselling psychology and organizational psychology.
Categories: Psychology

Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods

Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research Methods

What, then, is a constructivist approach to method? One way to answer this lies in the contrast between constructivist and 'critical' approaches.

Author: Celia Lury

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317501251

Category: Social Science

Page: 366

View: 969

The landscape of contemporary research is characterized by growing interdisciplinarity, and disciplinary boundaries are blurring faster than ever. Yet while interdisciplinary methods, and methodological innovation in general, are often presented as the ‘holy grail’ of research, there are few examples or discussions of their development and ‘behaviour’ in the field. This Routledge Handbook of Interdisciplinary Research presents a bold intervention by showcasing a diversity of stimulating approaches. Over 50 experienced researchers illustrate the challenges, but also the rewards of doing and representing interdisciplinary research through their own methodological developments. Featured projects cover a variety of scales and topics, from small art-science collaborations to the ‘big data’ of mass observations. Each section is dedicated to an aspect of data handling, from collection, classification, validation to communication to research audiences. Most importantly, Interdisciplinary Methods presents a distinctive approach through its focus on knowledge as process, defamiliarising and reworking familiar practices such as experimenting, archiving, observing, prototyping or translating.
Categories: Social Science

Pharmacy Practice Research Methods

Pharmacy Practice Research Methods

240) In 2006, Charmaz established the constructivist approach of Grounded Theory as methods in theorising “social actions that researchers construct in ...

Author: Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811529931

Category: Medical

Page: 265

View: 99

The first edition of Pharmacy Practice Research Methods provided a contemporary overview of pharmacy practice research, discussing relevant theories, methodologies, models and techniques. It included chapters on a range of quantitative, qualitative, action research and mixed methods as well as management theories underpinning change in pharmacy practice. This new edition of the book is much broader and more diversified. It includes the quality improvement methods in pharmacy practice research, focusing on the key differences between high and low-income countries with regard to pharmacy practice research, as well as the main challenges faced when conducting such research – areas of significant global interest. In addition, a number of the chapters covering fast-moving fields where new methods have been developed and published have been updated. Featuring seven new topics and presenting future trends, the book also explains in detail methods used in covert and overt observations in pharmacy practice, as well as methods involved in realist research, which are important to countries seeking to produce evidence-based information in this area.
Categories: Medical

Research Methods

Research Methods

They commonly use ethnographic techniques, such as interviews and observation. There are two major constructivist approaches, one focussing on individual, ...

Author: Kirsty Williamson

Publisher: Chandos Publishing

ISBN: 9780081022214

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 622

View: 901

Research Methods: Information, Systems, and Contexts, Second Edition, presents up-to-date guidance on how to teach research methods to graduate students and professionals working in information management, information science, librarianship, archives, and records and information systems. It provides a coherent and precise account of current research themes and structures, giving students guidance, appreciation of the scope of research paradigms, and the consequences of specific courses of action. Each of these valuable sections will help users determine the relevance of particular approaches to their own questions. The book presents academics who teach research and information professionals who carry out research with new resources and guidance on lesser-known research paradigms. Provides up-to-date knowledge of research methods and their applications Provides a coherent and precise account of current research themes and structures through chapters written by authors who are experts in their fields Helps students and researchers understand the range of quantitative and qualitative approaches available for research, as well as how to make practical use of them Provides many illustrations from projects in which authors have been involved, to enhance understanding Emphasises the nexus between formulation of research question and choice of research methodology Enables new researchers to understand the implications of their planning decisions
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology Combining Core Approaches 2e

Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology  Combining Core Approaches 2e

grounded theory emphasises the symbolic interactionist roots of the approach, ... Within the constructivist approach, research itself is treated as a ...

Author: Nollaig Frost

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 9780335248988

Category: Medical

Page: 240

View: 454

This second edition textbook provides invaluable guidance on carrying out qualitative research in psychology using methods both individually and in combination. Suitable for researchers at all stages of their development, the book provides a go-to resource for students who are just starting out, as well as for experienced qualitative researchers planning to carry out research pluralistically. Key features include: •A new chapter on Thematic Analysis •Updated chapters on four other widely used qualitative method – grounded theory, interpretative phenomenological analysis, discourse analysis and narrative analysis •Discussions of the theoretical foundations of qualitative methods employed singly and pluralistically •Consideration of ethical and quality issues pertinent to different methods when used separately and in conjunction •Inclusion of the use of visual and other non-textual data •Problem-based questions •Reflections on practice from experienced researchers The book has been updated throughout to reflect current developments in, and research examples from, the full breadth of the discipline, including from health, social, counselling, and sports and exercise psychology. Studies carried out as part of both academic and professional practice are included, alongside discussion of ways in which researchers from both settings can work together effectively. “This book opens new horizons for innovation, and creates new avenues to explore the complexity of human experience.” —Dr Amy Burton, Senior Lecturer in Qualitative Research Methods, Staffordshire University, UK “Frost invites advanced students to move from broad conceptual understandings towards a nuanced appreciation of the potential of qualitative methods in psychology.” —Neil Cooper, Professor of Learning and Teaching in Psychology, University of East Anglia, UK “With a crystal clear writing style, Frost enriches our understanding of the practice and experience of doing pluralistic qualitative research – an invaluable contribution.” —John McCarthy, Head of School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland “Frost has delivered a highly relevant, useful, and contemporary book that will be a prized guide on any qualitative journey.” —Brett Smith, Director of Research, Department of Psychology, Durham University, UK “Nollaig Frost has been instrumental to the advancement of a pluralistic perspective in qualitative psychology. This keenly awaited second edition of her book does not disappoint.” —Carla Willig, bestselling author of Introducing Qualitative Research in Psychology Nollaig Frost is Adjunct Professor at the School of Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Ireland; Visiting Lecturer at City, University of London, UK; and Visiting Researcher at Middlesex University, UK. She teaches and supervises qualitative research to students at all levels and has led the Pluralism in Qualitative Research (PQR) project since its inception in 2006.
Categories: Medical

The Teaching and Learning of Social Research Methods

The Teaching and Learning of Social Research Methods

A constructivist approach to teaching methods helps address the concerns of critically inclined students while also catering for the preferences of students ...

Author: Melanie Nind

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315514512

Category: Education

Page: 128

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The importance of the teaching and learning of social research methods is increasingly recognised by research councils and policy bodies as crucial to the drive to increase capacity amongst the research community. The need for greater scholarly engagement with how research methods are taught and learnt is also driven by the realisation that epistemological and methodological developments have not been accompanied by a pedagogical literature or culture. Training initiatives need this pedagogic input if they are to realise the educational aspirations for methodologically skilled and competent researchers, able to apply, adapt and reflect on a range of high-level research methods and approaches. The contributors to this collection have fully engaged with this need to develop and share pedagogical knowledge in relation to the teaching of research methods. Together they span qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods, a range of disciplinary and national contexts, and face-to-face and blended teaching and learning. Through detailed examples, the collection addresses how best teaching practices develop in response to distinctive challenges that will resonate with readers; in so doing it will inspire and inform their own development. This book was originally published as a special issue of the International Journal of Social Research Methodology.
Categories: Education

Architectural Research Methods

Architectural Research Methods

In environmental and design research, the constructivist approach would seek to elucidate in-depth insights and interpretations of a given setting from the ...

Author: Linda N. Groat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118415474

Category: Architecture

Page: 480

View: 705

A practical guide to research for architects and designers—now updated and expanded! From searching for the best glass to prevent glare to determining how clients might react to the color choice for restaurant walls, research is a crucial tool that architects must master in order to effectively address the technical, aesthetic, and behavioral issues that arise in their work. This book's unique coverage of research methods is specifically targeted to help professional designers and researchers better conduct and understand research. Part I explores basic research issues and concepts, and includes chapters on relating theory to method and design to research. Part II gives a comprehensive treatment of specific strategies for investigating built forms. In all, the book covers seven types of research, including historical, qualitative, correlational, experimental, simulation, logical argumentation, and case studies and mixed methods. Features new to this edition include: Strategies for investigation, practical examples, and resources for additional information A look at current trends and innovations in research Coverage of design studio–based research that shows how strategies described in the book can be employed in real life A discussion of digital media and online research New and updated examples of research studies A new chapter on the relationship between design and research Architectural Research Methods is an essential reference for architecture students and researchers as well as architects, interior designers, landscape architects, and building product manufacturers.
Categories: Architecture

Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

Research Methods in Public Administration and Nonprofit Management

The first two, the postpositivist and the constructivist approaches, represent an evolutionary drift away from earlier quantitative and qualitative ...

Author: David E. McNabb

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317460909

Category: Political Science

Page: 536

View: 301

Designed for both students and practitioners, the new edition of this popular text has been thoroughly revised. It incorporates the latest thinking in public administration and nonprofit management. The book integrates both quantitative and qualitative approaches to research, and also provides specific instruction in the use of commonly available statistical software programs such as Excel and SPSS. The book is exceptionally well illustrated, with plentiful exhibits, tables, figures, and exercises.
Categories: Political Science

Empowering Students as Self Directed Learners of Qualitative Research Methods

Empowering Students as Self Directed Learners of Qualitative Research Methods

This 6th volume in the PRMD book series blends the thoughts of international qualitative research methods scholars with the diverse voices of their students to describe innovative, constructivist approaches that empower students as active, ...

Author: Janet C. Richards

Publisher: Brill - Sense

ISBN: 9004419543

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 955

This 6th volume in the PRMD book series blends the thoughts of international qualitative research methods scholars with the diverse voices of their students to describe innovative, constructivist approaches that empower students as active, self-directed learners who learn to do qualitative research by doing qualitative research.
Categories: Education

Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration Second Edition

Handbook of Research Methods in Public Administration  Second Edition

constructivist, and the term increasingly means attitude and substantive focus rather ... positivist) and constructivist approaches to qualitative research, ...

Author: Gerald J. Miller

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0824702131

Category: Political Science

Page: 672

View: 837

This comprehensive handbook covers a wide variety of quantitative methods used for research in public administration, public policy, and nonprofit management, including theory-building and testing, increasing the readers awareness and command of analytical tools critical to the resolution of complex problems. Providing bibliographic citations and over 370 tables, equations, and drawings, the book compares the function of quantitative techniques in past and present public administration literature and practices, furnishes information for visualizing, planning, and implementing research projects, and explores potential applications of quantitative public administration.
Categories: Political Science