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Doing interpretive research in a technocratic age: A clash of paradigms

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This paper uses Habermas’ paradigmatic conception to look critically at a research experience. It is postulated that a clash between an interpretive research approach and an institutional technocratic positivism was revealed through competing interests. Following a review of the paradigms and the research situation, conflicts around value, control and simplicity are discussed.

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Doing interpretive research in a technocratic age: A clash of paradigms

This paper uses Habermas’ paradigmatic conception to look critically at a research experience. It is postulated that a clash between an interpretive research approach and an institutional technocratic positivism was revealed through competing interests. Following a review of the paradigms and the research situation, conflicts around value, control and simplicity are discussed.