Professors John Scott, Malcolm Williams, and Gayle Letherby discuss their book, Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Research. They collectively reject the idea that complete objectivity is possible, because everyone has lived experiences that affect what and how they choose to research. Revealing one's own privilege and bias can make research more impactful.
- Product: SAGE Research Methods
- Type of Content: Interview
- Title: Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Research
- Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd.
- Publication year: 2014
- Online pub date:
- Discipline: Communication and Media Studies, Social Policy and Public Policy, Sociology, Science, Mathematics, Medicine
- Methods: Subjectivity, Objectivity, Research ethics, Philosophy of research
- Duration: 01:03:05
- Keywords: accountability (education), awareness, bias, British Broadcasting Corporation, challenges, issues, and controversies, climate change, construction, criticism and critics, debates, decision making, defense, differentiation strategy, dominance, global warming debate, identity and self, identity at work, Immanuel Kant, intelligence assessment, journalism, justification, language usage, nation states, openness and honesty, perception (psychology), personal experience, policy formation, politics, power and power relations, power and powerlessness, privilege, publishing, relativism, resource materials, roles and responsibilities, Social identity, Social impact, Social scientists, Standpoint, Synthesis, time perspective, truth, understanding (cognition), understanding (epistemology), value-free social science, values (guiding principles), vulnerability, writing (communication)
Interviewer: Patrick Brindle
Academic: John Scott
Academic: Malcolm Williams
Academic: Gayle LetherbyOnline ISBN:9781473907638Copyright: (c) SAGE Publications Ltd., 2015