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ERIC Number: EJ800370
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
What to Do with Meaning? A Research Conundrum for the 21st Century
Kretchmar, R. Scott
Quest, v59 n4 p373-383 Nov 2007
It is difficult to know what to do with meaning. Some kinesiologists, particularly those in the humanities, would argue that it should be given due attention--perhaps even priority attention. Others would argue that meaning is unimportant or simply impossible to study in any objective way. This conundrum can be solved by adopting a new research paradigm, one that places meaning on a level playing field with muscles, cells, genes, and other movement-related phenomena. I argue that we might be in the middle of a Kuhnian paradigm shift. This new way of conceptualizing reality has significant implications, not only for how we do research, but also for how we understand our field. I identify five implications of the new paradigm for kinesiology. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
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