One More Step in Childhood Research Discovering. Review. Doing Mental Health Research with Children and Adolescents. A Guide to Qualitative Methods. By M.O’Reilly and N. Parker. Sage Publ., 2014.
In ‘Doing mental health research with children and adolescents. A Guide to qualitative Methods’ (2014), Michell O’Really and Nicola Parker present a highly practical guide to conduct qualitative research with children what extremely easy to follow. The authors show a research process step-by-step with special attention to communicative, ethical and legal issues. The guide is provided by overview of the theories, the importance of research for evidence construction, and most popular qualitative data collection and analysis techniques. In the last chapter, authors discover the successful practice of knowledge dissemination.
In this book Lee Rudolph brings together international contributors who combine psychological and mathematical perspectives to analyse how qualitative mathematics can be used to create models of social and psychological processes. Bridging the gap between the fields with an imaginative and stimulating collection of contributed chapters, the volume updates the current research on the subject, which until now has been rather limited, focussing largely on the use of statistics.
Qualitative Mathematics for the Social Sciences contains a variety of useful illustrative figures, introducing readers from the social sciences to the rich contribution that modern mathematics has made to our knowledge of logic, structures, and dynamic systems. A beguiling array of conceptual systems, topological models and fractals are discussed which transcend the application of statistics, and bring a fresh perspective to the study of social representations.
The wide selection of qualitative mathematical methodologies discussed in this volume will be hugely valuable to higher-level undergraduate and postgraduate students of psychology, sociology and mathematics. It will also be useful for researchers, academics and professionals from the social sciences who want a firmer grasp on the use of qualitative mathematics.
Topical issues on early childhood mental health are considered in the article. There is a high prevalence of psychiatric morbidity in early childhood and increase in mental disorders among children in general, which is ahead of a similar increase among adults. At the same time, unjustifiably on children’s mental health little attention is being paid, specialty “children’s psychiatrist” is not reestablished, the number of specialized beds is reduced etc. The data on the frowth of severe mental disorders (endogenous psychoses of the autism group) beginning in early and pre-school age.
The article reveals the experience of a person's adequate self-relation case study research imple mentation and the conceptualization of its basic empirical outcomes. An aim of the research is to pro cess and develop the reflective practice of helping a person to maintain adequate 'self-relation' with him or herself. The study explores some essential characteristics of a self*relational process: (a) the cohesion of internalised «selfobjects» (thoughts, sensations, images, and desires); (b) the constancy of these 'selfobjects' to the experience of reorganising the self; and (c) the degree to which the 'selfobjects' change in response to changes in circumstances (resilience). Some basic conditions of providing the help and support within the participant's self-relational process are described in terms of the exploration of practitioner's attempts to assist these qualities.
In the article on the material of a qualitative research of the problem of a person»s adequate self-relation the unity of the theory, experiment and counselling/therapeutic practice is implemented. A case study research was assigned to explore such a qualitative inquiry as the person»s self-relation. It enables researcher to draw attention in detail to the peculiarities of a single case design which uses first to learn about one»s self; and secondly, to highlight the ethical tensions imbued in the execution of professional helping and supporting practice, or a means of evaluating and reporting upon efficacy.
The collection of scientific papers is collected from different areas of scientific knowledge, including general medicine, psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychology, social policy, education, law, economics and sport. The publication contains materials that were delivered to the Organizing Committee of the Congress on Mental Health: Meeting the Needs of the XXI Century. The collection is intended for researchers and practitioners acting in the field of the mental health care.
The purpose of this case study is to describe how to design a phenomenological study to gather an insight on organizational culture of corporations. I am describing how the research problem led to the research questions, which, in turn, determined my research method – phenomenology. I also outline details about different elements of the research design, including sampling strategy and process, data collection, and data analysis. The case study concludes with several lessons learned and discussion questions. This case should be of interest to those who conduct organizational research or interested in phenomenology in other settings.
Students' internet usage attracts the attention of many researchers in different countries. Differences in internet penetration in diverse countries lead us to ask about the interaction of medium and culture in this process. In this paper we present an analysis based on a sample of 825 students from 18 Russian universities and discuss findings on particularities of students' ICT usage. On the background of the findings of the study, based on data collected in 2008-2009 year during a project "A сross-cultural study of the new learning culture formation in Germany and Russia", we discuss the problem of plagiarism in Russia, the availability of ICT features in Russian universities and an evaluation of the attractiveness of different categories of ICT usage and gender specifics in the use of ICT.
The results of cross-cultural research of implicit theories of innovativeness among students and teachers, representatives of three ethnocultural groups: Russians, the people of the North Caucasus (Chechens and Ingushs) and Tuvinians (N=804) are presented. Intergroup differences in implicit theories of innovativeness are revealed: the ‘individual’ theories of innovativeness prevail among Russians and among the students, the ‘social’ theories of innovativeness are more expressed among respondents from the North Caucasus, Tuva and among the teachers. Using the structural equations modeling the universal model of values impact on implicit theories of innovativeness and attitudes towards innovations is constructed. Values of the Openness to changes and individual theories of innovativeness promote the positive relation to innovations. Results of research have shown that implicit theories of innovativeness differ in different cultures, and values make different impact on the attitudes towards innovations and innovative experience in different cultures.