Concept Analysis for Practitioner Psychologist Research



Overview: In this video, Dr Gabriel Wynn (formerly Caroline Vermes) discusses:
- The importance of aiming for conceptual clarity and conceptual boundaries when working with theory in qualitative research
- Understanding concepts as 'epistemological vessels' and 'connotation hierarchies'
- Concept analysis methodological traditions in nursing and social science
- Process and product of a concept advancement method devised for applied psychology research
- Tangibility of concept frameworks
- Reflexive considerations for the researcher

Access the presentation: Additional reading: Collier, D. & Gerring, J. (2009). Concepts and Method in Social Science: The Tradition of Giovanni Sartori. Routledge. Gerring, J. (2012). Social Science Methodology. Cambridge. Rodgers, B.L. & Knafl, K.A. (2000). Concept Development in Nursing: Foundations, Techniques and Applications (2nd ed). Saunders.
Date made available25 Nov 2022
PublisherUniversity of Manchester


  • Concept analysis
  • Research reflexion
  • Practitioner research
  • Open research methods
  • Open research
  • Research methods

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