Conceptual Encounter. The Experience of Anger
Conceptual encounter begins with actual instances of a phenomenon and seeks to develop a way of describing how the phenomenon is organized. It purposely moves quickly from the instances to developing abstract concepts that are continuously checked against further instances and against other authors' conceptualizations. In the case of his continuing study of anger, Dr. de Rivera presents instances of his own anger, and then describes how he worked with a series of research partners. Unlike many single-study research reports, this report on anger continues an engagement of scholarship from many disciplines and from across areas of scholarship. Rather than presenting a condensation of the current structure of anger, Dr. de Rivera provides a picture of his journey of encounters, showing the way he revised his conceptualizations as he encountered new instances of anger and other conceptualizations. © 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Qualitative Research Methods for Psychologists
De Rivera, Joseph, "Conceptual Encounter. The Experience of Anger" (2006). International Development, Community, and Environment. 527.