A Legitimate Place for Intuition and Other A-logical Processes in Research and Hence in Reports of Research
Hanrahan, Mary U. (1998) A Legitimate Place for Intuition and Other A-logical Processes in Research and Hence in Reports of Research. In Australian Association for Research in Education, 29 November - 3 December, 1998, Adelaide.
I would like to propose, from a social semiotic (cf. Lemke, 1990; 1995; 1996) or ecological perspective (Maturana & Varela, 1991; 1992), that intuition, tacit knowledge, and feelings may be signs of personal and social meaning-systemswhich, although generally below conscious awareness, may significantly affect a researcher's work processes and meaning-making. I will argue that investigating, analysing and reporting such signs in oneself and others should enhance the resolution of inconsistencies between meaning systems and practice. They may also play a significant role in processes involved in problem solving and creativity. I believe, therefore, that they have a legitimate place in both research and research reports.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
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|Keywords:||research methodology, mind, cognition, learning, research, methodology, PhD|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > LINGUISTICS (200400) > Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics) (200405)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > PHILOSOPHY (220300) > Philosophy of Mind (excl. Cognition) (220314)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > PHILOSOPHY (220300) > Epistemology (220304)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300) > Learning Sciences (130309)
|Divisions:||Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1998 Australian Association for Research in Education|
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|Deposited On:||19 May 2005 00:00|
|Last Modified:||09 Jun 2010 12:24|
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