The promise of qualitative inquiry for positive psychology: Diversifying methods

  title={The promise of qualitative inquiry for positive psychology: Diversifying methods},
  author={Grant J Rich},
  journal={The Journal of Positive Psychology},
  pages={220 - 231}
  • G. Rich
  • Published 4 May 2017
  • Psychology
  • The Journal of Positive Psychology
Abstract This article offers a corrective for positive psychology, viewing qualitative methods as a paradigm of equal value to quantitative methods for psychologists interested in better understanding human strengths. Gergen, Josselson, and Freeman’s framework for qualitative psychology in general, along with other qualitative theory, will be utilized as a basis for application to positive psychology in particular. Qualitative inquiry’s potential for enriching positive psychology will be… 


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