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Reflexivity for what? A response to Gewirtz and Cribb on the role of values in the sociology of education

Hammersley, Martyn (2008). Reflexivity for what? A response to Gewirtz and Cribb on the role of values in the sociology of education. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 29(5) pp. 549–558.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01425690802263718
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Abstract

This article is a reply to Gewirtz and Cribb's argument for ethical reflexivity, presented in a previous issue of this journal. These authors compared their views with mine, suggesting a way in which the differences between our positions could be overcome. I argue that, while there is certainly substantial agreement, there are also some fundamental differences between us, notably about the goal of research. Indeed, in my view, what they recommend involves a greatly increased danger of bias and a version of scientism. At issue here is, in large part, the kind of ethical reflexivity that is appropriate in sociological work.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 0142-5692
Keywords: reflexivity; fact and value; research and practice; bias; scientism
Academic Unit/Department: Education and Language Studies > Childhood, Development and Learning
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Item ID: 15750
Depositing User: Colin Smith
Date Deposited: 14 Apr 2009 19:47
Last Modified: 02 Dec 2010 20:26
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/15750
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