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Relating to or concerned with discrete or unique facts or events: History is an idiographic discipline, studying events that cannot be repeated.
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(Psychology) psychol of or relating to the study of individuals. Compare nomothetic
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(ˌɪd i əˈgræf ɪk)

of or involving the study or explication of individual cases or events.
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Adj.1.idiographic - relating to or involving the study of individuals
psychological science, psychology - the science of mental life
nomothetic - relating to or involving the search for abstract universal principles
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The participants' voices were recorded, followed by interview transcription and idiographic coding.
FAP is a contextual-behavioral therapy approach in which the therapist creates an idiographic case conceptualization of the client's in-session clinically relevant behaviors (CRBs) as functional classes, defined in terms of problematic CRBs (CRBls) and improvements in these repertoires (CRB2s).
The idiographic assessment of outcomes, which uses individualized measures that involve clients in the definition of person-specific items, is a promising approach.
Nomothetic and idiographic. (n.d.).In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia.
(4) Thus, the longue duree is not itself eternal--it has a beginning and an end--and this conceptualization avoids the problem of ahistorical generalization in nomothetic social science as well as the ephemeral quality of the event privileged by traditional idiographic history.
Nomothetic knowledge is based on objective phenomena, whereas idiographic knowledge is that describing subjective phenomena.
Stage 2: Conducting an idiographic level of analysis, concerning the person-in-context.
Therefore, we can say that: what we hold, IS the concept, NOT idiographic index, especially the index is hysteretic.
Smith (2004) elaborated on the use IPA and articulates its three characteristics; it is idiographic, inductive and interrogative.
The 'idiographic problem' (Erwin, 1999), shared by several therapies, assumes particular relevance when considering the existential paradigm: 'If, from an existential standpoint, it is simply not possible to generalise from one individual to another, then what possible value can conducting--or engaging with--empirical research have?' (Cooper, 2004: p 6).