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The recent widespread rejection of conventional theory and method has led to the evolution of different ways of gathering and analyzing data. This accessible textbook introduces key research methods that challenge psychology's traditional preoccupation with `scientific' experiments. The book provides a well-structured guide to methods, containing a range of qualitative approaches (for example, semi-structured interviews, grounded theory, discourse analysis) alongside a reworking of quantitative methods to suit contemporary psychological research. A number of chapters are also explicitly concerned with research as a dynamic interactive process. The internationally respected contributors steer the reader through the main stag

Basic Principles of Transcription
Basic principles of transcription
Daniel C.O'ConnellSabineKowal

To begin with a citation such as this is not quite fair! Anyone who does not recognize it as the end of T.S. Eliot's The Cocktail Party (1958: 186), followed immediately by ‘curtain’ in the published text, is considerably disadvantaged. Let us assume for the present purposes that it is also a record of something other than just the last page of a book – that it is also a transcript of a performance from the first production at the Edinburgh Festival, 22–7 August 1949, and has been produced from a filmed performance.

This is admittedly a fiction. Originally, Eliot did not transcribe this play, he composed it. Composition is the basic determination of the words, written sequences ...

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