Bodo Krause - Methodische Entwicklungen in der qualitativen Persönlichkeitsforschung (Method Development in Qualitative Personality Research)
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Humboldt-University of Berlin, Germany
Methodische Entwicklungen in der qualitativen Persönlichkeitsforschung (Method Development in Qualitative Personality Research)
Abstract: Scientific research comes increasingly into question about the reliability of qualitative findings in Personality Psychology. Beside some fallacies, it arises also the deficiencies of methodological investigation as antecedents. This is illustrated by three examples within the scope of the complex conclusion in the qualitative research of personality; it will be discussed and evaluated. The starting point is the unit of building reasonable hypotheses, appropriate study design (survey), feasible data evaluation and analysis, including the adequate interpretation of the findings. These methodological requirements on empirical studies, involving in three complex topics: the causes and developments of factor models, the item-response models, and the reliability assessment. In all ranges, it would be new, advance accesses developed, which also differentiate the capture of the phenomenon range, facilitate further development of theoretical background, and bring about practical usage.
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