The body in question in research methodology: "Death of the Author" and "the Pearly Gates of Cyberspace"
Hanrahan, Mary U. (2001) The body in question in research methodology: "Death of the Author" and "the Pearly Gates of Cyberspace". In Singh, Parlo & McWilliam, Erica L. (Eds.) Designing Educational Research: Theories, Methods and Practices. Post Pressed, Teneriffe, Qld, pp. 233-248.
In educational research, theses are still expected to support the myth that learning which will advance knowledge about education is almost exclusively the product of abstract and systematic logical processes, of a disembodied spirit. In my PhD thesis, I demonstrated that a significant role was played in the construction of my knowledge by my body[-mind], much of it initially outside my awareness. This paper will address the tensions between dualistic traditions of our culture (cf. Wertheim, 1999) and new ways of understanding how people come to know what they know (e.g., Damasio, 1994; Lear, 1998; Lemke, 1995; Maturana & Varela, 1992; Sacks, 1998), and apply them to issues of research methodology and thesis presentation.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||body, mind, PhD, epistemology, mind, research, learning, poststructuralism|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > OTHER PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (179900) > Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified (179999)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES (220000) > PHILOSOPHY (220300) > Philosophy not elsewhere classified (220399)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Psychology not elsewhere classified (170199)
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|Deposited On:||26 Apr 2005 00:00|
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