Qualitative-heuristic Psychology and Social Research Hamburg

Dialogic Introspection

The examples show how the introspection-data can be used for an analysis of similarities - and will produce results.

The text covers a wide range of fields: The basic methodological approach of the Hamburg-group (qualitative heuristic) is explained as well as the method of group-based dialogic introspection. Different studies on media reception show the application of the method. The results of an analysis are presented in detail.

Kleining, Gerhard; Burkart, Thomas (2001): Group-based Dialogic Introspection and its Use in Qualitative Media Research. In: Kiegelmann, M. (Ed.) 2001, Qualitative Research in Psychology, Schwangau: Ingeborg Huber, 217-239


The following text gives an example of the application of heuristic rules to the study and analysis of a complex psychic phenomenum namley "Feeling" which has been a topic of research and considerations since many decades and again became one of the key topics of present day psychological research.

Burkart, Thomas (2003): A Qualitative-heuristic Study of Feeling. Published in: Kiegelmann, Mechthild; & Gürtler, Leo (2003). Research Questions and Matching Methods of Analysis (pp. 109–124). Tübingen (Germany), Ingeborg Huber Verlag.