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Literature Tip – Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology

This paper was published in “Quality & Quantity. International Journal of Methodology” by a group of Italian researchers. The title is Troubles groups in situation: qualitative analysis of psychotherapeutic sessions with deviant adolescents and focuses on the use of methods and describes the use of MAXQDA. For example how differenct code colors were assigned to specific themes (red to emotions, yellow to growth,…) and the group used MAXQDAs document comparison charts to view relationships among narrative themes.

About the paper

De Gregorio, E. / Gallon M. / Verde, A.: Troubled groups in situation: qualitative analysis of psychotherapeutic sessions with deviant adolescents. In: Quality & Quantity: International Journal of Methodology (pp. 1-12), 2013.

Here is the abstract of the paper:

“This paper focuses essentially on method, and presents an overview of qual–quant analysis of 43 psychotherapeutic group sessions involving seven to eight adolescents attending a day center (Centro di Granarolo) of Alpim (Associazione Ligure per i Minori). The intervention started in June 2007 and lasted until September 2008. Information gathered from verbatim transcriptions of the sessions were analyzed by means of the maxqda10 software. This analysis highlights the importance of narrative themes, especially those connected with change. Specifically, it was possible to trace the change in narrative themes concerning the development of skills and psychological-social competencies, self/other representations and individual life-trajectories.”
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