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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.

Abstract

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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ID Code: 1114
Item Type: Conference Paper
Additional Information: Note: This paper has an alternative development and conclusion after the references. See also the companion paper by this author from same conference. (use link above)
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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
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 19 May 2005
Last Modified: 09 Jun 2010 22:24

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