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dc.contributor.authorBiggs, M.
dc.contributor.editorDurling, David
dc.contributor.editorFriedman, Ken
dc.date.accessioned2011-12-21T11:01:18Z
dc.date.available2011-12-21T11:01:18Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.citationBiggs , M 2000 , On Method: the problem of objectivity . in D Durling & K Friedman (eds) , Doctoral Education in Design : Foundations for the Future . Staffordshire University Press , Stoke-on-Trent , pp. 209-214 .
dc.identifier.isbn1-897898-64-9
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dc.identifier.otherdspace: 2299/4385
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2299/7459
dc.description.abstractIn this paper I shall criticise the notion of objectivity in design research methodology. I shall argue that the requirement for such objectivity is either implicit in the phrasing of research degree regulations, or is widely assumed in their interpretation. The philosophical error is the assumption that objectivity is either methodologically possible or desirable. I raise four temptations for the research student: the apparent benefits of the scientific method, objectivity and knowledge, objectivity in aesthetics, and objectivity in PhD examination. In each case I raise objections that question whether objectivity has really been achieved, and whether the method can be applied in design research. I conclude that the appropriateness of any method is demonstrated by the validity of the outcomes it produces as judged in context by subject peers, and not by tests based on false or unachievable notions of objectivity or universality.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherStaffordshire University Press
dc.relation.ispartofDoctoral Education in Design
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dc.titleOn Method: the problem of objectivityen
dc.contributor.institutionSchool of Creative Arts
dc.contributor.institutionSocial Sciences, Arts & Humanities Research Institute
dc.relation.schoolSchool of Creative Arts
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dcterms.dateAccepted2000
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