quarta-feira, dezembro 22, 2004

Etnografia: alternância entre subjectividade & objectividade

Exemplo dos problemas que se colocam ao investigador em ciências sociais - estudos etnográficos - Ulrike Schultze (2000). A Confessional Account of an Ethnography about Knowledge Work. MIS Quarterly, Vol. 24 (1), pp. 3-41:

"Ethnographers as knowledge workers are thus confronted with potentially conflicting demands. In their role as instrument they rely on their personal experience and subjective engagement with phenomena in the field to generate insights, whereas in their role as scientist they need to convince the scientific community of the trans-situational (Preston 1986) and reliable nature of these very phenomena. This suggests that ethnographers need to find ways of balancing subjectivity and objectivity." [keep on reading...]

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