Category Archives: Methodology

Considering Indigenous Research Methodologies: Critical Reflections by an Indigenous Knower

Within the domain of academic inquiry by Indigenous scholars, it is increasingly common to encounter enthusiasm surrounding Indigenous Research Methodologies (IRMs). IRMs are designated approaches and procedures for conducting research that are said to reflect long-subjugated Indigenous epistemologies (or ways … Continue reading

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Creative Tensions: A new approach for understanding

IDEO and the Sundance Institute have developed a very compelling way to generate discussion and curiosity. It is called Creative Tensions. And the premise is to physically take a stance along the line between opposing forces within a broader theme. … Continue reading

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The Process of Social Research

The Process of Social Research successfully meets two major challenges of teaching social science methods: to make the material interesting and accessible to students, and to provide them with the tools necessary to understand, evaluate, and conduct research. Authors employ … Continue reading

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After Method – Mess in Social Science Research

‘Research Methods’: a compulsory course, which is loved by some but hated by many! This stimulating book is about what went wrong with ‘research methods’. Its controversial argument is radical, even revolutionary. John Law argues that methods don’t just describe … Continue reading

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Method and its Culture – An Historical Approach

Imposing an alleged uniform general method upon everybody breeds mediocrity” – Dewey. In the above quote, John Dewey, like others such as his contemporary A.N. Whitehead, worries about imposing an uniform general method––much akin to what educators do in “methods … Continue reading

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Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies

The Handbook of Critical and Indigenous Methodologies is the only handbook to make connections regarding many of the perspectives of the “new” critical theorists and emerging indigenous methodologies. Built on the foundation of the landmark SAGE Handbook of Qualitative Research, … Continue reading

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Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples

From the vantage point of the colonized, the term “research” is inextricably linked with European colonialism; the ways in which scientific research has been implicated in the worst excesses of imperialism remains a powerful remembered history for many of the … Continue reading

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Manual de Metodología para la Investigación Social

Leer El presente manual es producto de la experiencia del curso de formación a distancia Teorías, objetivos y métodos de la investigación social dictado en 2004 en el Campus Virtual de CLACSO gracias al patrocinio de la Agencia Sueca de … Continue reading

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A General Methodology for Designing Self-Organizing Systems

Read (Download – at Viewer, change View) Our technologies complexify our environments. Thus, new technologies need to deal with more and more complexity. Several efforts have been made to deal with this complexity using the concept of self-organization. However, in … Continue reading

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Schizoanalysis – Meeting a Patient as a Singular Event – A Philosophical Reflection

Read This inheritance from traditional methodologies is fundamentally problematic for a horizontalist practice that emphasizes intra-subjective transformation (becoming-other) over relations between subjects. This paper investigates the potential of schizoanalysis to provide an alternative to traditional research methodologies. Schizoanalysis was developed … Continue reading

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