Volume 21, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1385-1535
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7324


The Imitation Game as a ‘tin opener’: practice experiences with patients with an eating disorder and their therapists

In this article the Imitation Game is introduced as a new qualitative research method. The Imitation Game method allows for an investigation into the extent to which various social and cultural groups are able to develop insights into each other’s lifeworld. I explain the procedure and application of the method on the basis of an example. The pilot study shows that the Imitation Game forms an interesting addition to the existing repertoire of qualitative research methods.


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