Three angles from which to view the practice of researchers III

Three angles from which to view a researchers’ practice (A, B, C) and three kinds of formulation of each angle (1, 2, 3), which define the nine combinations (A1-C3) discussed in the last chapter of my book, Unruly Complexity: Ecology, Interpretation, Engagement (U. Chicago Press, 2005) and introduced in two previous posts.

The practice of researchers can be viewed from different angles, which highlight the researchers’…
 

The

resulting formulations involve…

 

A. dialogue with the situation studied

 

B. social interactions to establish what counts as knowledge

C. efforts to pursue social change in which they address self-consciously the complexities of their own situatedness as well as of the situation studied
 

1. simple, well-bounded systems

 

 
A1
 

B1

 

C1

2. simple themes that point to greater complexity and further work needed in particular cases 

 

 

A2

 

B2

 

C2

3. work based on dynamics that develop over time among particular, unequal agents whose actions implicate or span a range of social domains  

A3

 

B3

 

C3

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