Discursive psychology: Part 2 Dr. Michael Hadzantonis Humanities research cluster Universiti Malaya Following on from Discursive psychology: Part 1, I continue our exploration of DP. Discursive psychology argues that phenomena, which traditional psychological theories treat as ‘inner processes’ and thus predicated on histories of the person, also emerge through social, discursive activity in situated instances. Discursive psychology directly addresses in an attempt to conceptualize the workings of the brain as not solely grounded in history, and hence not solidified in past events, as traditional psychology may stipulate. Rather, we seeRead More
Discursive psychology: Part 1 Michael Hadzantonis Humanities research cluster University of Malaya Discursive psychology constitutes an analytical practice through which to delineate ways in which, individuals linguistically negotiate mental functions. The practice of Discursive Psychology takes as a starting point memory and the schematic and intellectual functions of the brain. It seeks to interpret ways in which speech acts, and the contextualization of these speech acts, mediate thinking and memory. DP takes as its basis that mental processes not only inspire discourse but that discourse mediates mental processes and the production ofRead More
Grounded theory: Part 2 Dr. Michael Hadzantonis In issue 5 (July 2014) I began a (multi-part) discussion on Grounded theory, in part 1. I discussed the possibility or even necessity of several stages to developing theory from grounded (empirical or otherwise) data. I also discussed the inductive intentions of Grounded theory, that is, to induce hypotheses from data. In that sense, a more suitable term, were we to rename the method, would be Grounded hypothesis, but owing to the dual nature of the method (both a theory of data and motifRead More

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Grounded theory: Part 1 What is Grounded theory? Grounded theory is employed ubiquitously in Social research, where all research methodologies employ Grounded theory (or its elements) to some extent, but more so in inductive techniques. Despite that Grounded theory does not constitute only an inductive approach, and can be a deductive approach, at this stage I present that Grounded theory is employed when attempting to make sense of data, and hence to develop theory. Here, then, we surmise that every research project then attempts to make sense of data. In theRead More