Dialogue-hermeneutic Method and the "Research Program Subjective Theories


  • Norbert Groeben Universität zu Köln
  • Brigitte Scheele Universität zu Köln




dialogue-consensus, epistemological model of the human being (man the scientist), subjective theories, communicative validation, reflexivity and rationality


This contribution gives a survey on the dialogue-hermeneutic method in the form of an annotated list of references, with the aim of combining a systematic structuring with an historical account. This involves the embedding of the methodological basic structure in the framework of the Research Program Subjective Theories, the description of the two basic methodological steps, the naming of the most important research areas and the consequences as well as suggestions for further research development from the viewpoint of a philosophy of science. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0002105


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Author Biographies

Norbert Groeben, Universität zu Köln

Norbert GROEBEN, professor for psychology (general psychology and cultural psychology) at the University of Cologne; main areas of research: philosophy of science and (qualitative) methodology; psycholinguistics and cognitive psychology; theoretical psychology and psychological anthropology; empirical science of literature

Brigitte Scheele, Universität zu Köln

Brigitte SCHEELE, (apl.) professor for psychology (general psychology) at the University of Cologne; main areas of research: qualitative methods; psycholinguistics, psychology of emotion and psychology of motivation; gender studies



How to Cite

Groeben, N., & Scheele, B. (2000). Dialogue-hermeneutic Method and the "Research Program Subjective Theories. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 1(2). https://doi.org/10.17169/fqs-1.2.1079