Psychological methodology will change profoundly due to the necessity to focus on intra-individual variation

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Abstract

I am in general agreement with Toomela's (Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science doi: 10.1007/s12124-007-9004-0 , 2007) plea for an alternative psychological methodology inspired by his description of the German-Austrian orientation. I will argue, however, that this alternative methodology has to be based on the classical ergodic theorems, using state-of-the-art statistical time series analysis of intra-individual variation as its main tool. Some more specific points made by Toomela will be criticized, while for others a more extreme elaboration along the lines indicated by Toomela is proposed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)35-40
Number of pages6
JournalIntegrative Psychological and Behavioral Science
Volume41
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2007

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Social Psychology
  • Cultural Studies
  • Communication
  • Anthropology
  • Philosophy
  • Applied Psychology

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