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Exploring inner experience : the descriptive experience sampling method

Written for the psychologist, philosopher, and layperson interested in consciousness, Exploring Inner Experience provides a comprehensive introduction to the Descriptive Experience Sampling (DES) method for obtaining accurate reports of inner experience. DES uses a beeper to cue participants to pay attention to their experience at precisely defined moments; participants are then interviewed to obtain high-fidelity accounts of their experience at those moments. Exploring Inner Experience shows (a) how DES uncovers previously unknown details of inner experience; (b) how the implications of this
eBook, English, ©2006
John Benjamins Pub., Amsterdam, ©2006
1 online resource (xii, 276 pages)
9789027293879, 9789027252005, 9781282156166, 9786612156168, 9027293872, 9027252009, 1282156160, 6612156163
Exploring Inner Experience; Editorial page; Title page; LCC data; Table of contents; Preface; Inner experience; Amy's inner experience; Telling what we know; Psychological science's prescription for accurate reports about inner experience; To beep or not to beep*; The Descriptive Experience Sampling procedure; Transcript of a DES expositional interview; How to do DES; A sampling journal; Bracketing presuppositions; Reliability and validity of DES; DES compared to other systems; Everyday inner experience; Implications of inner experience; Idiographic science; References; Index