“We all had an experience in there together”: a discursive psychological analysis of collaborative paranormal accounts by paranormal investigation Team members

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/292745
Title:
“We all had an experience in there together”: a discursive psychological analysis of collaborative paranormal accounts by paranormal investigation Team members
Authors:
Childs, Carrie; Murray, Craig D.
Abstract:
This is a study of the verbal accounts of paranormal investigators. The focus of analysis is upon the rhetorical organization of event descriptions in ways that establish the factual status of reports in order to highlight the inherent problems associated with current understandings of reports of spontaneous cases. Drawing upon a corpus of interviews conducted with six investigation group members, analysis was conducted using discursive psychology, in particular the rhetorical approach, with an examination of the ways in which accounts were presented and the interactional consequences of describing events in particular ways. Analysis revealed how speakers worked to imply the paranormal status of events while avoiding explicitly labelling experiences as “paranormal.” By focussing upon the production of event descriptions, the construction of intersubjectivity and the importance of the context in which accounts are elicited, the current work has implications for the way in which parapsychologists currently utilize and understand accounts of spontaneous cases.
Citation:
“We all had an experience in there together”: a discursive psychological analysis of collaborative paranormal accounts by paranormal investigation team members, 2010, 7 (1):21 Qualitative Research in Psychology
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis
Journal:
Qualitative Research in Psychology
Issue Date:
24-May-2013
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/292745
DOI:
10.1080/14780880903304543
Additional Links:
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14780880903304543
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1478-0887; 1478-0895
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Psychological Research

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dc.contributor.authorChilds, Carrieen
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Craig D.en
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-24T11:35:33Zen
dc.date.available2013-05-24T11:35:33Zen
dc.date.issued2013-05-24en
dc.identifier.citation“We all had an experience in there together”: a discursive psychological analysis of collaborative paranormal accounts by paranormal investigation team members, 2010, 7 (1):21 Qualitative Research in Psychologyen
dc.identifier.issn1478-0887en
dc.identifier.issn1478-0895en
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/14780880903304543en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/292745en
dc.description.abstractThis is a study of the verbal accounts of paranormal investigators. The focus of analysis is upon the rhetorical organization of event descriptions in ways that establish the factual status of reports in order to highlight the inherent problems associated with current understandings of reports of spontaneous cases. Drawing upon a corpus of interviews conducted with six investigation group members, analysis was conducted using discursive psychology, in particular the rhetorical approach, with an examination of the ways in which accounts were presented and the interactional consequences of describing events in particular ways. Analysis revealed how speakers worked to imply the paranormal status of events while avoiding explicitly labelling experiences as “paranormal.” By focussing upon the production of event descriptions, the construction of intersubjectivity and the importance of the context in which accounts are elicited, the current work has implications for the way in which parapsychologists currently utilize and understand accounts of spontaneous cases.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor and Francisen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14780880903304543en
dc.rightsArchived with thanks to Qualitative Research in Psychologyen
dc.title“We all had an experience in there together”: a discursive psychological analysis of collaborative paranormal accounts by paranormal investigation Team membersen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalQualitative Research in Psychologyen
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