Re: post to R Adelman/ return reply

Rob Adelman (
Fri, 18 Jul 1997 20:33:16 -0500


Have you any references or examples of narrative or hermeneutic approaches
to analysis of content? Are we talking phenomenology in the latter? How
do we know if our interpretations are valid when we use these approaches?

I have a sister living in the UK. How's the weather over there?


> From: Devi Jankowicz <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: post to R Adelman/ return reply
> Date: Friday, July 18, 1997 3:46 PM
> Rob Adelman writes
> >I reread the '92 Winter article and realized he is really interpreting
> >data in terms of organization of constructs rather than content of
> >constructs. It seems odd that so much of the published research focuses
> >construct structures instead of content,
> >given Kelly's focus on meaning.
> Yes, I know the feeling.
> >Is PCP limited to case studies when it
> >comes to the analysis of meaning? What methods are there for comparing
> >construct content between patients or groups of patients?
> Content analysis? Narrative analysis? Hermeneutic interpretation? All can

> be adapted for this sort of comparison, thank goodness!
> Cheers,
> Devi