Books In Brief Epistemological Bias in the Physical Social Sciences German Language

This is not to belittle the human value of the West’s creative contributions but to emphasize the danger of making it the ultimate point of reference and then trying to continuously play “catch up” with it.

Books In Brief  Epistemological Bias in the Physical   Social Sciences  German Language

Books In Brief Epistemological Bias in the Physical Social Sciences German Language

The question of bias in methodology and terminology is a problem that faces researchers east, west, north and south; however, it faces Third World intellectuals with special keenness. For although they write in a cultural environment that has its own specific conceptual and cultural paradigms, they nevertheless encounter a foreign paradigm which attempts to impose itself upon their society and upon their very imagination and thoughts. When the term “developmental psychology” for instance is used in the West Arab scholars also say, “developmental psychology”, when “applied psychology” is mentioned they hurry to use the same term etc. Why not establish a new science with its own mechanisms, methodologies and points of reference to deal with epistemological biases and open up the gate of ijtihad with respect to them? This collection of papers aims to discover some of the biases latent in our terminology, methodologies, research tools, and conceptual principles, and to propose alternative ones marked by a greater degree of independence and neutrality. This is not to belittle the human value of the West’s creative contributions but to emphasize the danger of making it the ultimate point of reference and then trying to continuously play “catch up” with it.

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Books-In-Brief: Epistemological Bias in the Physical & Social Sciences (German Language)
Language: de
Pages: 36
Authors: Abdelwahab M. Elmessiri
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-05-12 - Publisher: International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT)

The question of bias in methodology and terminology is a problem that faces researchers east, west, north and south; however, it faces Third World intellectuals with special keenness. For although they write in a cultural environment that has its own specific conceptual and cultural paradigms, they nevertheless encounter a foreign
Resources in Education
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Abdelwahab M. Elmessiri
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995-06 - Publisher:

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Taking Sides in Social Research
Language: en
Pages: 196
Authors: Martyn Hammersley
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Psychology Press

In the past it was generally taken for granted that the goal of social research was the production of objective knowledge; and that this required a commitment to value neutrality. In more recent times, however, both these ideals have come to be challenged, and it is often argued that all
Measuring the Intentional World
Language: en
Pages: 287
Authors: J. D. Trout
Categories: Psychology
Type: BOOK - Published: 1998 - Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

This book introduces a novel version of realism--Measured Realism--that characterizes the kind of theoretical progress in the social and psychological sciences that is uneven but indisputable. Trout proposes a theory of measurement--Population-Guided Estimation--that connects natural, psychological, and social scientific inquiry.
The Science Question in Feminism
Language: en
Pages: 271
Authors: Sandra G. Harding
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1986 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

Can science, steeped in Western, masculine, bourgeois endeavors, nevertheless be used for emancipatory ends? In this major contribution to the debate over the role gender plays in the scientific enterprise, Sandra Harding pursues that question, challenging the intellectual and social foundations of scientific thought. Harding provides the first comprehensive and