publication . Article . 2019

Disintegrating qualitative research:

Stephen Frosh;
Open Access
  • Published: 28 Sep 2019
Abstract
This paper explores a tension in qualitative psychology between, on the one hand, a deconstructionist framework in which the human subject is understood as positioned in and through competing discourses and, on the other, a humanistic framework in which the integrity of the subject is taken to be both a starting- and end-point of analysis. This paper offers a critique of the tendency for qualitative research to seek to produce integrated `narratives' of experience and argues for the importance of maintaining the vision of a subject in fragments. It does so by taking up the notion of there being `things that can't be said' and suggesting that this refers to two ...
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free text keywords: language, narrative analysis, psychoanalysis, qualitative research, History and Philosophy of Science, General Psychology, Humanism, Epistemology, Sociology, Qualitative psychological research, Narrative inquiry, Qualitative research, Deconstruction
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