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Chapter 62 | The Skillful Means of Engaged Research

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The Skillful Means of Engaged Research
Jacques M. ChevalierDaniel J. BucklesMichelle Bourassa

Conventional views on science treat the mastery of small-m methods and tools simply as means towards ends. The skillful means of engaged research described in this chapter head in a different direction, towards the embeddedness of ends in means. We argue that the way we carry out research is as critical as the learning and the transformation we seek.

The expression skillful means is our adaptation of the Buddhist concept of upaya-kaushalya, also known as the craft of compassion. It refers to the art of ...

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