Exploring the application of the think aloud and stimulated recall procedures

María del Carmen Gómez-Pezuela Reyes, María Virginia Mercau


This article will narrate the experience of two researchers new to applying two qualitative research procedures in their PhD studies. The first one is called think aloud (TA), an introspective technique that retrieves what is concurrently happening in the mind of the participant while performing a cognitive activity. The second one is called stimulated recall (SR), a retrospective method used to register the cognitive activity after a task has been done. The studies will show the possibilities, challenges and limitations of these procedures, as well as the considerations both researchers went through in their respective research fields.

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técnicas introspectivas; técnicas retrospectivas; investigación cualitativa; metodología; aplicación

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