Review: Wilhelm Kempf (2003). Forschungsmethoden der Psychologie. Zwischen naturwissenschaftlichem Experiment und sozialwissenschaftlicher Hermeneutik. Band 1: Theorie und Empirie [Methods of Psychology. Between Scientific Experiment and Social Science Hermeneutics]

  • Carlos Kölbl Universität Bayreuth
Keywords: methods, textbook, philosophy of science, psychology as natural and social science, experiment, hermeneutics

Abstract

The author undertakes a mapping of psychology's methods. Neither leveling them off as merely scientific, nor reducing them to a mere social or cultural science, an undivided methodology is favored. An ambitious program put into action in the form of a textbook, it is characterized by the decision to include insights from the philosophy of science—something other introductions to methods do not offer. The reader may wish for other emphases and criticize details, but, overall, the book is a profitable read. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0502189

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Author Biography

Carlos Kölbl, Universität Bayreuth
Carlos KÖLBL (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs/impressum/koelbl-d.htm) ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Institut für Psychologie und Soziologie (Abteilung Psychologie) am Fachbereich Erziehungswissenschaften der Universität Hannover. Seine Forschungsschwerpunkte sind: Geschichtsbewusstsein im Kindes- und Jugendalter; Psychologie der kulturhistorischen Schule; Kulturpsychologie; qualitative Methoden; Unterrichtsforschung. In FQS finden sich Besprechungen von Carlos KÖLBL zu: "Vom Einzelfall zum Typus" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/2-00/2-00review-koelbl-d.htm) (KELLE & KLUGE 1999), "Rekonstruktive Sozialforschung" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/2-01/2-01review-koelbl-d.htm) (BOHNSACK 1999) sowie (zus. m. Jürgen STRAUB, http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs/beirat/straub-d.htm) zu "Cultural Psychology and Qualitative Methodology" (http://www.qualitative-research.net/fqs-texte/2-01/2-01review-koelblstraub-d.htm) (RATNER 1997).
Published
2005-05-31

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