Lorraine Daston’s and Peter Galison’s Objectivity (2007) traces historical and cultural developments as the word "objective" acquired different meanings and associated scientific practices. Similarly, Daston and Galison consider the changing relationship of the word "objective" as it relates to the subjectivity of the researcher. Objectivity will interest any reader interested in how the conceptions and practices of science change historically and culturally.


Science, History, Objectivity, Qualitative Research

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Dr. Tom Strong is Associate Professor in Division of Applied Psychology of the Faculty of Education at the University of Calgary. His research is concentrated in three areas: discursive analyses of psychotherapy and health conversations, theory development and application related to social constructionist (or discursive) approaches to counselling, and ethical issues in counselling. He wishes special thanks to Rom Harré & Bruno Latour for inspiring him to read these kinds of books. All correspondence should be addressed to Dr. Tom Strong, Division of Applied Psychology, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta Canada T2N 1N4 or strongt@ucalgary.ca

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Original volume and issue number from The Qualitative Weekly, an offshoot publication of The Qualitative Report which has been folded into the primary journal: Volume 1, Issue 10


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