Making Meaning: The Trials of Producing Knowledge (and Doctoral Research)

Ferrie, J. (2017) Making Meaning: The Trials of Producing Knowledge (and Doctoral Research). Edinburgh Napier University PGR Business School Conference, Edinburgh, UK, 16 May 2017.

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This paper examines the production of knowledge as a social justice issue. Broadly considering the methodologies available to social sciences, the paper campaigns for robust and rigorous research methods, that are open to external scrutiny, and useful to wider (non-academic) society. Further the paper illustrates how awareness of multiple methods is intrinsic to operating as a social scientists, and working knowledge of 'other' methods is vital in order to defend the use of the chosen approach.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Additional Information:Keynote to the PGR Business School Annual Student Conference, Edinburgh Napier University, 16th May 2017.
Keywords:Methods, pedagogy, research, methodology.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Ferrie, Professor Jo
Authors: Ferrie, J.
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HA Statistics
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Sociology Anthropology and Applied Social Sciences

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