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ERIC Number: EJ1005016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
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ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Subjectivity NOT Statement and NOT APA!
Cihelkova, Dana
Qualitative Report, v18 Article 19 2013
I inspect in a brief theoretical-philosophical essay the roots of subjectivity and suggest many possible directions for examining the phenomenon of subjectivity so that multiple different meanings can be revealed. For instance, a researcher can explore her or his own subjectivity or he/she can attempt to define subjectivity per se or the researcher can uncover subjectivity or merely learn about subjectivity. I propose that subjectivity is an inner essence of flux and ask if it is even possible to fully capture a researcher's subjectivity. Another proposition is to view subjectivity as an inner essence of each and every individual. Finally, I conclude that to demarcate subjectivity as opposite to objectivity is the least fruitful way to uncover the ultimate core of subjectivity--the multiple connections toward a vital balance of any type of research endeavor.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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