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Conducting Mixed Methods Research: Using Dialectical Pluralism and Social Psychological Strategies  

R. Burke Johnson, Anthony J. Onwuegbuzie, Susan Tucker, and Marjorie L. Icenogle

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Jul 2014
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Aug 2014
The philosophy/theory of dialectical pluralism (DP) is first summarized. Ontologically, DP views reality as plural and changing. Epistemologically, DP follows a dialectical, dialogical, ... More

Hope Measurement  

Sage Rose and Nicole Sieben

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Feb 2018
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Nov 2017
This chapter covers the multiple measures currently used to assess hope theory. Hope, as theorized by Snyder and colleagues, was originally determined to be a global construct measuring ... More

The Importance of Effective Measurement for Fostering Change  

M. Robin DiMatteo, Tricia A. Miller, and Leslie R. Martin

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This essay examines issues relevant to the accurate assessment of patient adherence to recommendations for health behavior change and/or the management of medical conditions, including ... More

Introduction to Psychological Definitions of Happiness  

Joar Vittersø

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Jan 2013
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Aug 2013
Happiness research is flourishing. But more articles and more books do not necessarily mean better research and enhanced understanding. Without proper theoretical conceptualizations of the ... More

Measurement and Methodology in Social Cognition: A Historical Perspective  

Alan J. Lambert and Laura Scherer

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Aug 2013
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Oct 2013
This chapter offers a historical perspective on the methodological trajectory of social cognition. It begins by considering a number of preliminary issues as they bear on the various ... More

Measuring Happiness and Subjective Well-being  

Robert A. Cummins

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Jan 2013
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Aug 2013
The term “core affect” was coined by Russell to represent the most basic single feeling. He described it as a non-reflective mood, central to all experienced emotions, and defined within ... More

Participatory Mixed Methods Research  

Bradley D. Olson and Leonard A. Jason

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Aug 2015
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Jan 2016
This chapter presents participatory mixed methods research (PMMR), based on participatory action research, as an alternative to using solely quantitative or qualitative research methods. ... More

Philosophical Methods in Happiness Research  

Valerie Tiberius

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Jan 2013
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Aug 2013
Before we can investigate how happiness is caused and what effects it has, we need to know what it is, and philosophical methods make an important contribution to this investigation of the ... More

Pragmatic Processes in Survey Interviewing  

Frederick G. Conrad, Michael F. Schober, and Norbert Schwarz

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Sep 2014
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Dec 2013
In interpreting survey questions, respondents rely as much on the pragmatics of everyday communication as they do on interpreting syntax or literal meaning. Respondents make inferences ... More

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