Title Qualitative research in social and organizational psychology: the Italian way
Authors Montali, Lorenzo, Benozzo, Angelo, Ripamonti, Silvio Carlo, Frigerio, Alessandra, Galuppo, Laura, GEMIGNANI, MARCO, Vergine, Ilaria, GEMIGNANI, MARCO
External publication No
Means Qual. Res. Psychol.
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 2
SJR Quartile 2
JCR Impact 1.69000
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85066409380&doi=10.1080%2f14780887.2019.1605274&partnerID=40&md5=094a52712272bb07cb43914f85e84407
Publication date 03/07/2019
ISI 000468761400007
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85066409380
DOI 10.1080/14780887.2019.1605274
Abstract This article provides a description of the presence of qualitative research in Italian social and organisational psychology. The first section of the article identifies three major phases of qualitative methods and the factors that, from the 1990s, played a major role in their development: the legitimisation of qualitative research in sociology, the rising of theoretical perspectives expressing a critical stance toward the hegemonic quantitative and experimental approach of the discipline, and the demand for qualitative studies from public and private clients. In the second section, we present a review of the scientific articles published in the last five years. Our analysis shows that the health field stands out as having the greatest number of publications, both for social and organizational psychology; the absolute prevalence of the interview as a data collection method; and that Grounded theory, Discourse analysis, and Conversation analysis are the most cited references for data analysis. We discuss these results in relation to the set of rules that regulates the careers of researchers in Italy (and abroad), and to the only partial acceptance of qualitative research in Italian psychology.
Keywords Qualitative research; Italy; history; research traditions
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