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Methodological issues in the quantitative analysis of dream content.
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PMID:  16370753     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Reviews measurement approaches applied to dream reports and proposes some methodological cautions that may result in more effective utilization of the dream report in research and assessment. Standardization of dream collection techniques and controls for variability in the length of dream reports are suggested. Further investigation of the intraindividual consistency of dream report measures is seen as necessary for a discussion of their validity. Though there are indications that a variety of dream report measures are potentially valid for psychological assessment, measures based on general dream report characteristics show greater promise than specific content analysis. Research on the differences between normal and disturbed subjects highlights the potential, and the problems, inherent in the use of dream reports as tools of psychological inquiry.
S P Urbina
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of personality assessment     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0022-3891     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pers Assess     Publication Date:  1981 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-22     Completed Date:  2006-01-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1260201     Medline TA:  J Pers Assess     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  71-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Dept. of Psychology, University of North Florida, Jacksonville 32216, USA.
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