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Subjetividad y procesos cognitivos

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SANCHEZ ANTILLON, Antonio. Process of discrimination of the unit of analysis and sampling in the investigation regarding the formal and content aspect of ideals of psychoanalysts. Subj. procesos cogn. [online]. 2009, vol.13, n.2, pp.174-182. ISSN 1852-7310.

The author presents the decision making alternatives he considered in order to obtain a unit of analysis and sampling in the investigative process of his doctoral thesis in course. The type of study is exploratory and refers to the analysis of the content and forms of ideals of ten psychoanalysts (five Argentineans and five Mexicans). The design of the investigation is non experimental and synchronic since the data is collected with one tool at a definite time. The instrument for data collection was the semi structured interview. The narration analysis approach of The David Liberman Algorithm (DLA) was then applied. The method, created and developed by David Maldavsky, is based on the psychoanalytic theory of drives and defenses. Four types of possible narrations for analysis were sorted which led to the decision to focus the analysis on the experience of institutional participation. Ten psychoanalysts from two countries, Argentina and Mexico, were selected. Also, the problem of how to compare the narrations obtained had to be dealt with and was later solved on selection of the sample unit by considering a series of narratives that allowed to present narratives of different moments concerning the experience of institutional participation.

Keywords : Ideal; Narration analysis; Unit of analysis; Sample.

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