Zooming in zooming out: Analytical strategies of situated generalization in psychological research

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Abstract

The chapter emphasizes the key role of generalization in scientific work and takes a critical look at major forms of scientific generalization in psychological research. Based on a presentation of fundamental characteristics of psychological processes including its subjective, contextual, and transient dimensions, it argues for a notion of psychological generalization which does not abstract away human subjectivity and difference but understands it as different manifestations of the same relationship. Based on such an embodied, subjectivity-in-everyday-life approach to the production of knowledge the chapter asks how generalization in psychological research practice can be done and presents a variety of basic analytical strategies of situated generalization including Zooming In to Zoom Out and Zooming Out to Zoom In.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelSubjectivity and knowledge : Generalization in the psychological study of everyday life
RedaktørerCharlotte Højholt, Ernst Schraube
Udgivelses stedCham
ForlagSpringer
Publikationsdato2019
Sider221-241
ISBN (Trykt)978-3-030-29977-4
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 2019
NavnTheory and history in the human and social sciences

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Busch-Jensen, P., & Schraube, E. (2019). Zooming in zooming out: Analytical strategies of situated generalization in psychological research. I C. Højholt, & E. Schraube (red.), Subjectivity and knowledge: Generalization in the psychological study of everyday life (s. 221-241). Springer. Theory and history in the human and social sciences https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-29977-4_12