Quality & Quantity

, Volume 47, Issue 1, pp 49–56 | Cite as

How to state general qualitative facts in psychology?

  • Stéphane Vautier


In what form should qualitative psychological statements have to be in order to be general and falsifiable? I show how basic qualitative measurement systems can be defined that allow for the detection and testing of general relational facts of the if–then form in a well-defined range of potential qualitative, static or dynamic, multivariate observations. The formal framework permits the pointing out of general research problems falling under the scope of empirical investigation.


Qualitative research Measurement Falsifiability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Université de Toulouse-Le Mirail, Pavillon de la RechercheToulouse Cedex 9France

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