What it is to be a Dog: A Qualitative Method for the Study of Animals Other than Humans
Contributor(s):: Kenneth J. Shapiro
"Anima-a-al!" apparently is the most vilifying invective that the playwright Arthur Miller can dredge up to signify the calumny, the otherness, the radical betrayal by his ItaloAmerican protagonist of his community (Miller, l960). Somehow, "vegetabl-l-le!" would not do. How...
Anyone's best friend: A qualitative exploration of the positive influences of animal assisted therapy on mental health and well-being
Contributor(s):: Stephanie Wood
Animal assisted therapy is becoming a widely used alternative psychotherapy. Research has shown animals to have positive influences on the physical, emotional, social and psychological aspects of the human psyche. This study explored the positive influences animal assisted therapies had on mental...
‘I'd rather wear out than rust out’: autobiologies of ageing equestriennes
Contributor(s):: Davis, Dona L., Maurstad, Anita, Dean, Sarah
Contribution of the patient-horse relationship to substance use disorder treatment: Patients' experiences
| Contributor(s):: Kern-Godal, Ann, Brenna, Ida H., Kogstad, Norunn, Arnevik, Espen A., Ravndal, Edle
Ontological security and connectivity provided by pets: A study in the self-management of the everyday lives of people diagnosed with a long-term mental health condition
| Contributor(s):: Brooks, Helen, Rushton, Kelly, Walker, Sandra, Lovell, Karina, Rogers, Anne
Therapeutic benefits of equine assisted psychotherapy for at-risk adolescents
| Contributor(s):: Whitely, Ruth
Jul 11 2016
[The influence of minority sociolinguistic context on home support for seniors in a rural devitalized area: the case of Acadieville New Brunswick]
| Contributor(s):: Simard, M., Dupuis-Blanchard, S., Villalon, L., Gould, O., Ethier, S., Gibbons, C.
Empirical methods in animal ethics
| Contributor(s):: Persson, K., Shaw, D.
In this article the predominant, purely theoretical perspectives on animal ethics are questioned and two important sources for empirical data in the context of animal ethics are discussed: (mostly qualitative) methods of the social and (mainly quantitative) methods of the natural sciences....
On interviewing people with pets: reflections from qualitative research on people with long-term conditions
| Contributor(s):: Ryan, S., Ziebland, S.
There is mounting evidence that pets are associated with physiological, psychological and social benefits for humans. Much of this research has come from western countries, where there have been consistent calls for greater engagement with pet ownership and health. Drawing on a secondary...
His bark is worse than his bite: perceptions and rationalization of canine aggressive behavior
| Contributor(s):: Rachel Orritt, Harriet Gross, Todd Hogue
Qualitative methods are increasingly used to investigate the complexities of the dog-human relationship. In order to inform a larger study of human dog interaction, a focus group study was carried out to address the question 'How is aggressive behavior in dogs perceived and rationalized by...
Perceived Learning Outcomes from Participation in One Type of Registered Student Organization: Equestrian Sport Clubs
| Contributor(s):: Mikulec, Erin, McKinney, Kathleen
Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom. While there are a few studies that focus on the professional, developmental, and learning outcomes of participation in student organizations, there has been insufficient research on these outcomes in sport clubs. The paper reports on...
Agility Activities for Children in a Municipality in Norway
| Contributor(s):: Krøger, Elsebeth, Slettebø, Åshild, Fossum, Mariann
Living with companion animals after stroke: experiences of older people in community and primary care nursing
| Contributor(s):: Johansson, Maria, Ahlström, Gerd, Jönsson, Ann-Cathrin
Looking to the future: adolescents with cerebral palsy talk about their aspirations - a narrative study
| Contributor(s):: Cussen, Amy, Howie, Linsey, Imms, Christine
Exploring the use of animal-assisted therapy in educational psychology
| Contributor(s):: Scholtz, Sune
The purpose of this study was to explore the use of Animal-Assisted Therapy in Educational Psychology. An empirical study of limited extent was undertaken, which was qualitative by nature and conducted from an interpretivist paradigm. I made use of a therapeutic case, which served as an...
Troubling Companions: Companion Species and the Politics of Inter-relations
| Contributor(s):: Jordan, Tim
This article examines Donna Haraway's concept of companion species by asking the question: Are technologies a species or not? This question is analysed through a comparison between the companion species of Haraway's in her agility dog and the technology of the surfboard and its rider. It...
Viewing animal bodies: truths, practical aesthetics and ethical considerability in UK livestock breeding
| Contributor(s):: Holloway, Lewis, Morris, Carol
Journeys Together: Horses and Humans in Partnership
| Contributor(s):: Birke, L., Hockenhull, J.
A Pilot Study Assessing the Effectiveness of an Animal-Assisted Outreach Program
| Contributor(s):: Stewart, Leslie A., Dispenza, Franco, Parker, Lindy, Chang, Catherine Y., Cunnien, Taffey