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ERIC Number: EJ844036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1052-0147
Reflections on the Local and the Global in Psychology: Innovation, Liberation and Testimonio
Bakker, Terri M.
Qualitative Report, v14 n2 p201-226 Jun 2009
This paper presents some reflections on the process of creating research, from the point of view of a psychologist working in an academic environment in a developing country which is undergoing social transformation. It explores some tensions between global and local concerns in research, and reflects on the relation between research, art, narration, and the person of the researcher. The ideas presented are based on the personal reflections of the author after developing a methodology for a qualitative research project. The aim is to open up areas of inquiry into the process of constructing research, rather than providing final answers, thus honouring the postmodern assumptions that are tentatively put forward as vehicle of innovation in research in a global psychology. (Contains 7 figures and 4 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa