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Ugazio, Valeria; Fellin, Lisa; Colciago, Francesca; Pennacchio, Roberto; Negri , Atta (2008)
Publisher: Cises
Languages: English
Types: Article
Subjects: RC512, RC488.5, BF176
Inspired by systemic psychotherapies, the article introduces a unitizing and coding system for causal attributions. It focuses on one dimension: the inference field of causal explanations up to and including the triad, so far ignored by attributional studies. A five categories coding system from monadic to triadic explanations is provided and made possible by a unitizing system characterized by a contextual approach. This takes into account links between single explicative units through which the overall explanation is articulated. A detailed unitizing and coding system guide with examples taken from a\ud study carried out by the authors is provided. Suitable also for complex written texts, the 1 to 3 is highly reliable. Joint application with multidimensional coding systems is discussed
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