Title

A call for the reengagement of moral commitment: Qualitative research for the care of humanity

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1048

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Paper

Format Type

Paper

Start Date

12-1-2017 10:15 AM

End Date

12-1-2017 12:05 PM

Abstract

The insertion of qualitative research into the demands of institutional interests, being academic and/or economic, has taken away in great part its human concern and responsibilities. Caring for the transformation of real life problems via inquiry seems to have been reduced, in part, into a market of the production of objective, empirical, evidence-based knowledge, losing sight of humanity. Following the proposal of Wilkinson and Kleinman (2016) for social inquiry to reengage its human edge along with a moral commitment and passion for society, with this paper we seek to highlight aspects of the design and implementation of qualitative research that sustains moral concern for all stakeholders. We situate the discussion on our experiences and challenges within the academia, marcela as a family therapist qualitative researcher, instructor and mentor and Tirzah as a counseling psychologist in training and qualitative researcher in the public sector.

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A call for the reengagement of moral commitment: Qualitative research for the care of humanity

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The insertion of qualitative research into the demands of institutional interests, being academic and/or economic, has taken away in great part its human concern and responsibilities. Caring for the transformation of real life problems via inquiry seems to have been reduced, in part, into a market of the production of objective, empirical, evidence-based knowledge, losing sight of humanity. Following the proposal of Wilkinson and Kleinman (2016) for social inquiry to reengage its human edge along with a moral commitment and passion for society, with this paper we seek to highlight aspects of the design and implementation of qualitative research that sustains moral concern for all stakeholders. We situate the discussion on our experiences and challenges within the academia, marcela as a family therapist qualitative researcher, instructor and mentor and Tirzah as a counseling psychologist in training and qualitative researcher in the public sector.