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Fundamentals of Research on Culture and Psychology : Theory and Methods.

Author: Valery Chirkov
Publisher: Florence : Taylor and Francis, 2015.
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Chirkov, Valery.
Fundamentals of Research on Culture and Psychology : Theory and Methods.
Florence : Taylor and Francis, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Valery Chirkov
ISBN: 9781315768328 1315768321
OCLC Number: 932339187
Notes: Types of Research Questions.
Description: 1 online resource (326 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; BRIEF CONTENTS; CONTENTS; Preface; Acknowledgments; About the Author; PART I Thinking and Reflecting; 1 Disciplinary Thinking: From Anthropology to Psychology; Introduction; Cultural and Social Anthropology; The Main Theories of Culture; Psychological and Cognitive Anthropology; Cross-Cultural Psychology; Definition; Understanding of Culture; Cultural Psychology; Indigenous Psychology; Summary; Conclusion; Questions; Glossary; Recommended Reading; References; 2 Theoretical Thinking: Four Perspectives in Studying Psychology in Sociocultural Contexts; Introduction. Theoretical ThinkingThe Physical Science Perspective; Understanding of Culture; Understanding the Nature of Psychological Functioning; Methodology and Methods of Research; The Main Disciplines; The Biological Science Perspective; The Sociocultural Sciences Perspective; Methodology and Methods; The Agentic-Interpretive Perspective; Theory of Cultural Models; The Main Forms of Doing Research; Conclusion; Questions; Glossary; Recommended Reading; References; 3 Philosophical Thinking: Induction, Deduction, and Positivism; Introduction; The Ultimate Goals and Challenges of Scientific Research. Two Main Constituents of Philosophical Thinking About ResearchInduction and Deduction; Radical Empiricism, Enumerative Induction, and the Deductive-Nomological Mode of Inference as the Basis of the Positivist Paradigm; Conclusion; Questions; Glossary; Recommended Reading; References; 4 Philosophical Thinking: Abduction, Retroduction, Interpretivism, and Realism; Introduction; The Abductive and Retroductive Modes of Inference; Charles Peirce and the Abductive/Retroductive Modes of Inference; The Abductive Mode of Inference and the Interpretivist Paradigm. A Brief History of the Antipositivist ReactionInvestigation of Meaning, Act of Interpretation, and the Abductive Mode of Inference; Interpretation and Understanding; Problems and Controversies with the Interpretivist Paradigm; Summary of Interpretivism; The Retroductive Mode of Inference and the Realist Paradigm; History of the Realism Paradigm; The Main Features of the Retroductive Mode of Inference; How Can the Results of Positivist and Interpretivist Studies be Used by Realist Researchers?; Procedures and Techniques for Facilitating Retroductive Inferences; Summary of Realism. Critique of the Realist ParadigmConclusion; Questions; Glossary; Recommended Reading for Interpretivism; Recommended Reading for Realism; References; PART II Planning Research; 5 Research Problem, Purposes, and Research Questions; Introduction : Formulating a Research Problem; Importance of Problematization; Theoretical and Applied Problems; How to Formulate a Research Problem: The Thesis-Antithesis-Synthesis Logic; Research Purposes; The Descriptive Purpose; The Explanatory Purpose; Prediction and Explanation: Is Prediction a Legitimate Purpose of Research?; Formulating Research Questions.

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