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Meaning Constitution Analysis: A Phenomenological Approach

Sages, Roger LU (2005) 13th Annual Meeting of the European Society for Philosophy and Psychology (ESPP Conference 2005) In [Host publication title missing] p.14-16
Abstract
Each and every thought, word, feeling or action of a person recele a surplus of meaning, opening on all the possible worlds accessible for him/her. A vision on those possible worlds and possibilities of action, should be of the highest interest for psychological research. Research in cross/cultural/intercultural psychology confronts the researcher to language, in conversations, narratives, writings and texts studied, to understand the relations of individuals to their cultures. Collecting freely expressed narratives and texts, the researcher accesses the whole universe of the subject in all its richness, individual specificity and cultural and social characteristics.

Hence the question of the meaning and interpretation of the... (More)
Each and every thought, word, feeling or action of a person recele a surplus of meaning, opening on all the possible worlds accessible for him/her. A vision on those possible worlds and possibilities of action, should be of the highest interest for psychological research. Research in cross/cultural/intercultural psychology confronts the researcher to language, in conversations, narratives, writings and texts studied, to understand the relations of individuals to their cultures. Collecting freely expressed narratives and texts, the researcher accesses the whole universe of the subject in all its richness, individual specificity and cultural and social characteristics.

Hence the question of the meaning and interpretation of the narratives to be done by a lecture in intension to reconstruct the possible worlds of the subject by phenomenological analysis (MCA, Meaning Constitution Analysis) exploring the pluralities of the significations lying in the texts and implied by it. A phenomenological method of research and text analysis will be presented and applied to research corpuses. A software, MCA – Minerva, has been developed as an efficient tool in the work of text analysis. MCA-Minerva allows for any kind of texts to be analyzed in a rigorous and controlled way. By allowing also for different statistical treatment of the results of the process of analysis, it renders obsolete the now almost classical distinction between qualitative and quantitative methods. (Less)
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  abstract     = {Each and every thought, word, feeling or action of a person recele a surplus of meaning, opening on all the possible worlds accessible for him/her. A vision on those possible worlds and possibilities of action, should be of the highest interest for psychological research. Research in cross/cultural/intercultural psychology confronts the researcher to language, in conversations, narratives, writings and texts studied, to understand the relations of individuals to their cultures. Collecting freely expressed narratives and texts, the researcher accesses the whole universe of the subject in all its richness, individual specificity and cultural and social characteristics. <br/><br>
Hence the question of the meaning and interpretation of the narratives to be done by a lecture in intension to reconstruct the possible worlds of the subject by phenomenological analysis (MCA, Meaning Constitution Analysis) exploring the pluralities of the significations lying in the texts and implied by it. A phenomenological method of research and text analysis will be presented and applied to research corpuses. A software, MCA – Minerva, has been developed as an efficient tool in the work of text analysis. MCA-Minerva allows for any kind of texts to be analyzed in a rigorous and controlled way. By allowing also for different statistical treatment of the results of the process of analysis, it renders obsolete the now almost classical distinction between qualitative and quantitative methods.},
  author       = {Sages, Roger},
  booktitle    = {[Host publication title missing]},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {14--16},
  publisher    = {European Society for Philosophy and Psychology},
  title        = {Meaning Constitution Analysis: A Phenomenological Approach},
  year         = {2005},
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