1 to 3: from the monad to the triad. A unitizing and coding manual for the fields of inference of causal explanations

Valeria Ugazio, Lisa Fellin, Francesca Colciago, Roberto Pennacchio, Atta Negri

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Abstract

Inspired by systemic psychotherapies, the article introduces a unitizing and coding system for causal attributions. It focuses on one dimension: the inference field of causal explanations up to and including the triad, so far ignored by attributional studies. A five categories coding system from monadic to triadic explanations is provided and made possible by a unitizing system characterized by a contextual approach. This takes into account links between single explicative units through which the overall explanation is articulated. A detailed unitizing and coding system guide with examples taken from a study carried out by the authors is provided. Suitable also for complex written texts, the 1 to 3 is highly reliable. Joint application with multidimensional coding systems is discussed
Original languageEnglish
JournalTesting, Psychometrics, Methodology in Applied Psychology
Volume15
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

Keywords

  • Breadth of inference field
  • causal explanations
  • coding system
  • systemic psychotherapies
  • triad

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