• Marlon Xavier


This chapter, on “Method”, describes the qualitative methodological design employed in this research, which consists in a multiple-case study in which each night dream was a case. From a corpus of more than 1400 night dreams collected from various sources (but mainly volunteered on the internet, as dream series, to non-clinical settings), 16 dreams were selected according to their themes, relevance, and information-richness (Patton, Qualitative research and evaluation methods. Sage, Newbury Park, 1990). Each dream was interpreted through Jungian symbolic-hermeneutics, which is discussed. The process of interpretation and theory-generation followed a hypothetico-deductive approach.


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  • Marlon Xavier
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  1. 1.University of Caxias do SulCaxias do SulBrazil

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