Meeting 2000

The Workshop on "Qualitative Research in Psychology" took place in Blaubeuren, Germany from October 20-22, 2000. The meeting was organized by the Center for Qualitative Psychology of the University of Tübingen, Germany.

The purpose of the meeting was to begin a network of qualitative psychologists. Thirty-two participants got to know each other, presented and discussed their research, discussed potential further developments within the field of qualitative psychology, and inspired each other with plans for the future. There were psychologists from Germany, Spain, Latvia, Finland, and the United States, most of whom were working as researchers within university contexts.

The workshop took place at the Henri-Fabri-Institute, a retreat house of the University of Tübingen in a small town called Blaubeuren. A comfortable place with beautiful landscape, welcoming staff at the house and delicious food created a friendly atmosphere for the meeting from the start. The meeting started with an evening opening session in which all participants briefly introduced themselves and their interests in qualitative psychology. In order to communicate with each other, all of the participants spoke English. The introductions helped people to seek each other out afterwards in more informal conversations during the following two days.

Contributions to the Meeting

Group I: Examples of Applications of Qualitative Methods, Part I
1. Discussion (summarized by Leo Gürtler)
2. Categorizing the Content of Everyday Family Communication
Irmentraud Ertel
3. Emotions and Learning Strategies at School Opportunities of Qualitative Content Analysis
Michaela Gläser-Zikuda
4. The Role of Subjective Theories on Love
Leo Gürtler
5. Deciding which Kinds of Data to Collect in an Evaluative Study and Selecting a Setting for Data Collection and Analysis
Inge M. Lutz
6. Dynamics of a Qualitative Research Design. An Interactive Approach to Interactive Reception
Thomas Irion
7. Cross-Cultural Youth Research as International and Inter- disciplinary Cooperation: The Project "International Learning."
Ilze Plaude and Josef Held

Group 2: Examples of Applications of Qualitative Methods, Part II
8. Discussion (summarized by Mechthild Kiegelmann)
9. Ways of Combining Qualitative and Quantitative Procedures Exemplified in a Study on the Gender-Specifics of Coping with Sexual Violence Silke-Birgitta Gahleitner
10. Qualitative Research with a Genuine Psychological Approach: The Method of Voice Analysis.
Mechthild Kiegelmann
11. Toward a Method of Ideological Becoming
Tamara Beauboeuf-Lafontant
12. Methods which are Accommodated to their Research Object: On the Adequate Investigation of Historical Consciousness at Youth Age
Carlos Kölbl
13. Research Project "History and Memory"
Stephan Marks
14. Research Organization and Word Analysis from Discussion Groups about In-practice Training
Antonio Medina Rivilla, Mª Concepción Domínguez Garrido, Ramón Pérez Pérez, Tiberio Feliz Murias
15. Coding, Inquiring, and Analysis of Data from Discussion Groups about In-practice Training
Antonio Medina Rivilla, Mª Concepción Domínguez Garrido, Ramón Pérez Pérez, Tiberio Feliz Murias

Group 3: Specific Issues in Qualitative Methodology
16. Discussion (summarized by Günter L. Huber)
17. The Analysis of Qualitative Data as Process of Classification
Günter L. Huber
18. Group-Based Dialogic Introspection and its Use in Qualitative Media Research
Gerhard Kleining and Thomas Burkart
19. The Process of Understanding in Qualitative Social Research
Julia Nentwich
20. Forming Categories in Qualitative Data Analysis: The Teaching Research Project "Teachers' Attitude and Practice concerning Elementary Science in Primary School"
Bernd Reinhoffer
21. The Contribution of Qualitative Approaches to Learning Research: A Critical Incident Technique as a Research Method for Studying Student Learning
Hannu Soini
22. Contributions of Qualitative Approaches to Psychological Inquiry
Leo Gürtler, Josef Held, Günter L. Huber and Mechthild Kiegelmann
(in alphabetical order)

The contributions to this meeting are available for download here:
> Contributions to the meeting 2000 (pdf) / Qualitative Psychology Nexus Vol. 01