Spirituality in Business: An Exploration Into Three Exemplar For-Profit Organizations, Using Qualitative and Quantitative Measures
McCulloch, A. Scott, (2006). Spirituality in Business: An Exploration Into Three Exemplar For-Profit Organizations, Using Qualitative and Quantitative Measures. Ph.D. doctoral dissertation, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA.
This study explored the incorporation of spirituality in 3 for-profit businesses, each with its own unique approach. Qualitative and quantitative data were collected from all levels of the organizations, including a Projective Differential (PD) assessment, a Semantic Differential (SemDf), the Expressions of Spirituality Inventory-Revised (ESI-R), in-depth interviews with senior executives, and a questionnaire completed by employees.
Ferguson, Elizabeth A. (2001). Mutual Hypnosis: An exploratory multiple-case study. Ph.D. dissertation, Institute of Transpersonal Psychology, Palo Alto, CA. Available from ProQuest Digital Dissertations database. (Publicatino No. AAT 3011293).
This study explored the experience of mutual hypnosis in 10 pairs of participants, in which each pair hypnotized one another resulting in both being hypnotized at the same time. This research was inspired by Tart’s early study with 1 pair and was intended to expand current knowledge of the phenomenology and applications of mutual hypnosis.
Cummings, Thomas G. (1970). A Methodology for Reconstructing and Studying Social Systems Linkage Processes. Ph.D. dissertation, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA. Available from ProQuest Digital Dissertations database. (Publication No. AAT 7104864).
The study of a complex social process is a difficult and sometimes frustrating effort. The uncertainty of the flow of events, the difficulty in gaining entry and approval, the turbulent nature of social environments and deciding what is important and what is not are several problems that make “in process” (here and now) research complicated and sometimes impossible. This study is one attempt to overcome these limitations through a methodology for systematically reconstructing and studying a complex class of social phenomena in an historical research context.