Journal article
Forming ideal types by understanding: The psychoanalytic treatment of suicidal men

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Lindner, R.
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Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung/Forum: Qualitative Social Research
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Art. 12

Discusses the application of a qualitative methodology to the psychoanalytic psychotherapy of suicidal men, in order to form ideal types by understanding. The paper focuses on a particular phase of the methodology by validation through external expert replication. Data of 20 cases of suicidal men from psychoanalytic treatment, analyzed by the originating group in Germany, are reanalyzed by a group in London, UK, which formed to undertake the task of blind comparison. In this context the contribution of this method in the field of psychoanalytic research, the method developed for generating data and the processes analyzing data are described. Furthermore, the comparative findings from the first (German) and second (UK) analyses are described, and the meanings of the similarities and differences are explored. Finally, an appraisal of the strengths and limitations of this method for research in the field of qualitative psychotherapy research is given.


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