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The Shape of a Discipline

Daniel M. Ogilvie

in Fantasies of Flight

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195157468
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199894024 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.003.0002
The Shape of a Discipline

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This chapter discusses the use of the case study approach in the investigation into flying fantasies. One of the premises of a case study approach is that if one is to understand the inner workings of personality and the various ways they manifest themselves, in-depth studies of individuals, one at a time, from multiple perspectives, is the most prudent path to follow. The antithesis to that position is that case studies, by their very nature, delve into the subjective qualities of a person's life and questions are posed to which no objective answers can be given.

Keywords: flying dreams; flying fantasies; flight; personality psychology; case studies

Chapter.  4350 words. 

Subjects: Cognitive Psychology

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