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ERIC Number: EJ913977
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 42
ISSN: ISSN-1077-8004
Critical Communicative Methodology: Informing Real Social Transformation through Research
Gomez, Aitor; Puigvert, Lidia; Flecha, Ramon
Qualitative Inquiry, v17 n3 p235-245 Mar 2011
The critical communicative methodology (CCM) is a methodological response to the dialogic turn of societies and sciences that has already had an important impact in transforming situations of inequality and exclusion. Research conducted with the CCM implies continuous and egalitarian dialogue among researchers and the people involved in the communities and realities being studied. To this dialogue, researchers bring existing scientific knowledge, and the researched subjects contribute knowledge from their lifeworlds. In this process, new understandings emerge informing solutions to many social problems. Later, social actors lobby for the development of effective social policy based on those solutions. This article presents the CCM, its main principles, techniques, and achievements relating them to the life and person of Jesus Gomez ("Pato"), who deeply engaged in the development of this methodology, always with passion and intellectual rigor and a profound commitment to social justice. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Language: English
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