Editorial: Exploring and Expanding on Pluralism in Qualitative Research in Psychology

Frost, Nollaig A and Nolas, Sevasti-Melissa (2011) Editorial: Exploring and Expanding on Pluralism in Qualitative Research in Psychology. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 8 (2). pp. 115-119. ISSN 1478-0887

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Abstract

Psychology has only recently seen the acceptance of qualitative research within the mainstream of its research (Willig & Stainton-Rogers 2008) and has recognised the ending of the "paradigm wars" (Oakley 1999) with the acceptance of mixed method qualitative-quantitative research. Recognition of the silos of mono-theoretical and mono- methodological approaches that can arise from early research training and application has led to warnings against "methodolatry" (Curt 1994), where the method risks becoming more important than the topic under inquiry, creeping into qualitative research (Willig & Stainton-Rogers 2008). In the last few years the emergence of pluralism in quali- tative research in psychology has led to its increased use in empirical and theoretical applications... DOI: 10.1080/14780887.2011.572728

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Special Issue co-edited by Nollaig A. Frost and Sevasti-Melissa Nolas
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Social Work and Social Care
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Depositing User: Sevasti-Melissa Nolas
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 19:54
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2012 16:23
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/22867
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