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Abduktion: en forskningsmetod för psykodynamiska psykoterapeuter
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2010 (Swedish)In: Matrix, ISSN 0109-646X, Vol. 27, no 4, 324-347 p.Article in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

The author discusses a method of research close to the method of psycho-dynamic psychotherapy. Grounds for creating knowledge within the psychotherapeutic field are curiosity and intuitive sensitivity. The method of research best fitted to the psychotherapeutic method, as well as the natural method of every day life to create knowledge, is Peirce concept Abduction. The concept can apply on different levels. It contains epistemological theories about humans, the reality and the relation in between. It is also a research method based on the discovery of the unexpected, checking against existent knowledge, and creating new understanding, which then is tried out by new observations in a creative and continuous process. It is important to differ between technique, the practical doing, and method, the thought behind the technique – technique on a Meta level. Scientists and psychotherapists are trained to listen for the unexpected, which will be part of an professional approach. An approach could be described as generalized techniques integrated into the professional identity that guides in the meeting with the patients and the research questions. With an abductive view point researcher uses already existing knowledge and frames of reference in order to find theoretical patterns or deep structures.

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København: Matrix , 2010. Vol. 27, no 4, 324-347 p.
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abduktion, psykodynamisk forskningsmetod, Peirce
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-47272OAI: diva2:373502
Available from: 2010-11-30 Created: 2010-11-30 Last updated: 2010-12-09Bibliographically approved

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