Idiographic and nomothetic approaches:

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  • Idiographic and nomothetic approaches:
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  • The idiographic apprach:
  • The idiographic apprach aims to describe the nature of the individual. People are studied as unique entities with their own subjective experiences, motivations and values. There is no attempt to compare these to a larger group standard or norm. 
  • The idiographic approach is associated with methods in psychology that produce qualitative data (e.g. case studies, unstructured interviews and other self-report measures). This…

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