Forming ideal types by understanding. Application to the psychoanalytic treatment of suicidal men

Briggs, Stephen and Lindner, Reinhard (2010) Forming ideal types by understanding. Application to the psychoanalytic treatment of suicidal men. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research , 11 (2). ISSN 1438-5627 Full text available

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This paper discusses the application of a qualitative methodology—forming ideal types by understanding—to the psychoanalytic psychotherapy of suicidal men. The paper focuses on a particular phase of the methodology: the validation through external expert replication. Data of cases from psychoanalytic treatment, analysed by the originating group in Germany, is analysed by a group in London, UK, which formed to undertake the task of blind comparison. We describe the contribution of this method in the field of psychoanalytic research, the method developed for generating data and the processes through which data are analysed. We demonstrate the comparative findings from the first (German) and second (UK) analyses and explore the meanings of the similarities and differences. The paper concludes with an appraisal of the strengths and limitations (in terms) of moderate levels of generalisation of results from this method for research in the field of qualitative psychotherapy research

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Art.12
Subjects: Disabilities & Disorders (mental & physical) > Suicide
Department/People: Children, Young Adult and Family Services
Depositing User: Ms Linda Dolben
Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2012 14:46
Last Modified: 09 Feb 2016 10:28
URI: http://repository.tavistockandportman.ac.uk/id/eprint/571

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