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Nikolskaya A.V. Qualitative study foundation in applied animal psychology

Full text in Russian: Никольская А.В. Основы качественного исследования в прикладной зоопсихологии
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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It is offered to use methodology of the grounded theory construction elaborated by A.Strauss in applied animal psychology researches. The theory is used to create a classification of abnormal behaviour forms in dogs. The algorithm of application of the theory is described and the analysis of received results is offered. Also it is discussed the problem of subjectivity of perception of pet’s abnormal behaviour in both levels owners, and the researcher.

Keywords: grounded theory, qualitative study, inductive method, abnormal behavior, perception subjectivity


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Available online 15 april 2009.

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Nikolskaya Anastasia V. Ph.D., Senior Inspector, Department of Post-graduate and Doctorate Studies, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Mokhovaya, 11, str. 5, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Nikolskaya, A. V. (2009). Qualitative study foundation in applied animal psychology. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2(4). Retrieved from [in Russian, abstr. in English].

Russian State Standard GOST P 7.0.5-2008
Nikolskaya A.V. Qualitative study foundation in applied animal psychology [Electronic resource] // Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya. 2009. N 2(4). URL: (date of access: [in Russian, abstr. in English]

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