Review: Noelie Rodríguez & Alan Ryave (2002). Systematic Self-Observation

Hernán Chaparro

Abstract


This book systematizes 13 years of work by the two authors who debate their achievements and the objections to their method, Systematic Self-Observation (SSO). They introduce SSO as a valid and reliable approach to the study of intra-psychic processes that accompany various experiences of everyday life (e.g. telling lies, passing rumors) which would otherwise go unnoted. The authors introduce a brief review of work concerning the self-observation technique, point out the differences between their method and other similar ones, and provide a detailed description of how to implement this technique in research. The book is supplemented by a series of research abstracts that allow the reader to view the kind of results that may be achieved, and a description of the application of SSO in other areas, including pedagogy and psychotherapy. It is a very interesting book for anybody who wants to explore new ways of understanding the thoughts and feelings that accompany our daily social behavior.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0204532

Keywords


observation; introspection; qualitative research; methodology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-3.4.797

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