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Psicologia em Revista

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SILVA, Thiago Loreto Garcia da et al. Thematic and methodological analysis of the scientific publication in Psychology in Brazil. Psicol. rev. (Belo Horizonte) [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.2, pp. 330-346. ISSN 1677-1168.

The Psychological Science, by being situated between the areas of human and natural sciences, has raised many debates about their epistemology since its beginning. This diversity implies in a wide range of research methods and application areas. This article aims, from a bibliometric survey, draw a picture that allows one to understand how this diversity is produced in psychology researches in Brazil. Was analyzed 379 evaluated as Qualis A national article. These were categorized according to their areas of study objectives, designs, methods of data analysis and data collection instruments. We found a predominance of theoretical and applied studies to clinical psychology. However, the multiplicity of themes reflects the different status of psychology, emphasizing the impossibility of unifying it under one single conceptual design

Keywords : Scientific publications; Methodology; Research in Psychology.

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