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ERIC Number: EJ1151492
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0034-5237
The Temporal Fabric of Research Methods: Posthuman Social Science and the Digital Data Deluge
de Freitas, Elizabeth
Research in Education, v98 n1 p27-43 Aug 2017
The aim of this paper is to adumbrate methods more suitable to a posthuman social science, so as to better attend to the digital datafication of life. Five core functions of research method are presented. The first three--the desire for origins, the need to exclude, and the establishment of a regime of labour--often reinstate social orders and hierarchies, and heavily control if not curtail knowledge production. The fourth function opens onto new ontologies of the social, when methods emerge out of transformative historical moments, and data floods and then overturns the old methods. The fifth underscores how new research methods are innovative if they engage with time or temporality in new ways, queering the temporal logic of old methods.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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