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ERIC Number: ED105338
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Preliminary Investigation of Three Diagnosticians' Interpretations of a Standard Life Style Analysis Protocol.
McCarthy, Terrence M.
The purpose of this investigation was to determine if three Adlerian interpreters could examine the same completed protocol and arrive at similar interpretations of the subject's life style based on the information contained in the protocol. Since the study was intended only as a preliminary investigation, no attempt was made to analyze the information statistically. An attempt was made to shed some light on the following questions: (1) to what extent can the diagnostician's interpretation of the subject's life style be based solely on information contained in the protocol itself? (2) how would a pooled consensual interpretation of all three diagnosticians compare to or differ from the original summary as stated by the author? (3) will any non-consensual or contradictory interpretations affect any one diagnostician's final life style summary? It was concluded that three Adlerian interpreters, operating independently, can arrive at very similar life style summaries based solely on the information contained in a completed protocol. Suggestions for further research are presented. (Author/BW)
Descriptors: Behavior, Case Studies, Environmental Influences, Human Living, Individual Psychology, Interpretive Skills, Life Style, Research Methodology, Speeches
Counseling Center, Humboldt State University, Arcata, California 95521
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association (54th, San Francisco, California, April 25-28, 1974)