issues and Debates - Idiographic and Nomothetic

an approach to research that focusses more on the individual case as a means of understanding behaviour, rather than aiming too formulate general laws of behaviour
idiographic approach
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this approach attempts to study human behaviour through the development of general principles and universe laws
nomothetic approach
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this approach uses methods that produce qualitative date, such as case studies, interviews and other self-report measures
idiographic approach
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this approach uses methods that are scientific such as experiments
nomothetic approach
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this approach is often labeled as ideographs as Freud uses case studies when detailing the lives of his patients
psychodynamic approach
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this approach is seen as nomothetic, as skinner uses rats to see the responses, this is an experiment
behaviourist approach
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this approach attempts to study human behaviour through the development of general principles and universe laws

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this approach uses methods that are scientific such as experiments

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