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ERIC Number: EJ846807
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 84
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
Truth Troubles
Tullis Owen, Jillian A.; McRae, Chris; Adams, Tony E.; Vitale, Alisha
Qualitative Inquiry, v15 n1 p178-200 2009
"truth" is an issue of public discussion, research, and everyday performance. Processes of navigating truth, however, are obscure and often unknown. In this project, the authors highlight truth(s) of written life texts. They conceive of truth as "a" rather than "the" "rhetorical device" to use for evaluating personal research and believe that demanding factual, historical truth-of-life research is faulty and problematic. By illustrating how genre, trust, memory, and confession influence truth telling, the authors hope to question and enhance truth-related conversations. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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