Qualitative research in diagnostic processes
Journal/Book: Psychopathology. 1999; 32: Allschwilerstrasse 10, CH-4009 Basel, Switzerland. Karger. 121-126.
Abstract: Social sciences, in general, and psychotherapy, in particular, have been informed by two fundamentally distinct methodologies of description and explanation:firstly, causal nomology based on operationalized data, and secondly, empirical hermeneutics focused on the meaningful context of intentions, experiences and actions. The paper deals with the second of these two methodologies in the context of research on psychotherapeutic diagnosis. This paradigm is a methodology for evaluating certain aspects of quality of life which deal with the subjective and interpersonal meaning of symptoms.
Note: Article Frommer J, Otto Von Guericke Univ, Clin Psychiat Psychotherapy & Psychosomat Med, Leipziger Str 44, D-39120 Magdeburg, GERMANY
Keyword(s): PSYCHIATRIC CLASSIFICATION; PSYCHODYNAMIC DIAGNOSIS; PERSONALITY; DISORDERS; INTERVIEW; NEUROSIS