Worldviews, paradigms, and positionality – Why so confusing and why so important? - Graduate Research Workshop

The next Graduate Research Workshop is next Wednesday, November 18, with Dr. Rob Ferguson

Hello students!

Check out the next Graduate Research Workshop and consider joining in!

Title: Worldviews, paradigms, and positionality - Why so confusing and why so important?

Social scientists are privileged with the opportunity to proffer meaningful insight into the infinitely complex dimensions of the human experience. These insights can serve to reify ideas, beliefs and assumptions with significant implications for individuals, communities and the global society. It is essential that social scientists develop a high sense of self-awareness and self-reflexivity to identify and articulate how they view the world and their relationships within. While at times tedious, confusing, clumsy and somewhat ill-defined, clearly establishing researcher positionality serves to empower readers to make an informed understanding on how research insights should affect their own beliefs, assumptions and practices. This session will explore the messy, but critically important concepts of research worldviews, paradigms and positionality.

Speaker: Dr. Rob Ferguson

Date/Time: WednesdayNovember 18, 12:00 - 12:30 pm PST - Open to all VIU Graduate students, followed by a 40 min session specifically for MA SLM students.

Find the Zoom link on the Program Hub - VIU Learn

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