Scientific Knowledge through Involvement - How to Do Respectful Othering*
Johnsen, Hans Christian Garmann, International Journal of Action Research
The theme of this article is how we as social scientists can research others through involvement, and develop true knowledge about the other without "othering" them, that is, not objectifying them or making them an instrument in our research, but rather be respectful of the other as a person. The thesis of this article is that othering is a matter of degree as well as principles. Social science and Action research can do respectful othering. Doing that is both a matter of personal skill and the wisdom of the researcher and of complying with some design principles. I argue that these design principles can be related to four areas of knowledge that we are likely to find in an involved …
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Publication information: Article title: Scientific Knowledge through Involvement - How to Do Respectful Othering*. Contributors: Johnsen, Hans Christian Garmann - Author. Journal title: International Journal of Action Research. Volume: 6. Issue: 1 Publication date: January 1, 2010. Page number: 43+. © Rainer Hampp Verlag 2005. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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