assessment has been predominant in career counseling research and practice (McMahon, Watson, & Lee, 2018).
social sciences will always be subjective, (it will use) qualitative methods instead of quantitative ones, with the goal of obtaining an intersubjective, descriptive and comprehensive knowledge, instead of an objective, explanatory and nomothetic
knowledge." (op.cit: 30) Being that nature responds to laws and that society, should it respond at all, will not do so abiding to laws similar to those that regulate physical or biological processes, then how to understand the scientific status of any social research work when these laws are transposed or applied from the natural sciences?
The interviews were transcribed in full by the investigators and subjected to discourse analysis, in accordance with the ideographic (individual) and nomothetic
(general) techniques proposed by Martins and Bicudo (17).
(3.) By the way, Barlow also added a couple new words to my passive, if not my active, vocabulary--"idiographic" and "nomothetic
." In psychology, idiographic describes the study of the individual, who is seen as a unique agent with a unique life history, with properties setting him/her apart from other individuals.
(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.
knowledge is based on objective phenomena, whereas idiographic knowledge is that describing subjective phenomena.
Construct validity: Construct representation versus nomothetic
Such tests may yield generalizable social laws (nomothetic
relationships) that hold true across a given set of societies, cultures, or time periods.
Next, the results of the experimental tasks will be analyzed with a previous individual description per group, followed by a nomothetic
treatment of the data.
Cronbach was responding to "the quest for nomothetic
The absence of any real historical dimension to mainstream theory means that it is locked into a nomothetic
orientation that is unable to cope with specificities of time and place (Hodgson 2001).
In order to accomplish these, the study adopted a triangulation of methodology - nomothetic
and ideographic approaches.