Towards a revitalization of qualitative psychology's critical potential

Colón de La Rosa, Samuel, Vélez-Agosto, Nicole, López, David and Rivera-Santana, Carlos (2012) Towards a revitalization of qualitative psychology's critical potential. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, 13 2: .

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Author Colón de La Rosa, Samuel
Vélez-Agosto, Nicole
López, David
Rivera-Santana, Carlos
Title Towards a revitalization of qualitative psychology's critical potential
Language of Title eng
Journal name Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung   Check publisher's open access policy
Translated journal name Forum: Qualitative Social Research
Language of Journal Name spa
ISSN 1438-5627
Publication date 2012-05
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 13
Issue 2
Total pages 16
Editor César A. Cisneros-Puebla
Judith Davidson
Robert Faux
Place of publication Berlin, Germany
Publisher Freie Universitaet Berlin
Collection year 2013
Language spa
Abstract Qualitative psychology has been co-opted by institutions that represent scientific rationality inherited from modernity (with its emphases on observation, measurement, and control). A process of cooptation involves an assimilationist attitude of ownership, where the difference or opposition adheres to a policy preset by the largest group's consensus and privilege. Through the institutionalization of qualitative research and its bond, sometimes forced-to traditional scientific paradigms, qualitative psychology loses its critical potential. Given this, we propose a critical review of the epistemological and ontological assumptions of qualitative psychology and propose alternative methods (such as critical discourse analysis, feminist epistemology, fractal method, critical ethnography, among others) to revitalize critical activity.
Keyword Qualitative psychology
Critical psychology
Critical methodology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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