The Responsible Methodologist: Inquiry, Truth-Telling, and Social Justice (Paperback)Aaron M. Kuntz (author)
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Winner of The University of Alabama 2017 President's Faculty Research Award
What does it mean to be a responsible methodologist? Certainly it is more than being a research middle-manager who ensures that the tools used in a thesis or dissertation are of the right gauge. In The Responsible Methodologist, leading education scholar Aaron Kuntz uses the latest movements in social theory to challenge qualitative researchers to reconceptualize their work away from the technocratic toward an intervention, an ethical disruption of the norm, an activist stance toward progressive social change. Inviting creativity and vision, he insists that the responsible methodologist become a force leading the discourse toward social justice. His book-challenges the technocratic role given to qualitative methodologists in university settings;-urges them to become a force for change through Foucault's parrhesia, risky truth-telling;-includes research projects that have incorporated this vision.
Publisher: Left Coast Press Inc
Number of pages: 158
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm
Mirka Koro-Ljungberg, Arizona State University"
Aaron Kuntz has written a stunning critique of technocratic social science methodology that ignores both its historical and political entanglements as well as its theoretical commitments. He reminds us that methodology is thinkable (or not) only within specific onto-epistemological formations and cannot be applied willy-nilly from one study to another as has become all too common in educational research.
Elizabeth A. St. Pierre, University of Georgia"
"This dangerous methods book puts Foucault to good work in contesting neoliberal proceduralism and addressing ethically activist research in a critical materialist moment."
Patti Lather, Ohio State University, emerita"
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