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Title

The Evaluator/Researcher as Person vs. the Person as Evaluator/Researcher

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Educational Researcher

Volume

17

Issue

2

First Page

18

Last Page

23

Abstract

This paper outlines two views of what it means to be a person and then discusses the relationship of these views to the issues of relativism and research methods. The contention is that relativism is an inevitable consequence of our interpretive or significance-making mode of being in the world. This is so for our daily lives and, because methodology is insufficient to allow us to transcend this mode of being, equally so for our professional lives. It is argued that what does not overly concern us at the former level, should likewise not concern us at the latter level. © 1988, Sage Publications. All rights reserved.

Original Publication Date

1-1-1988

DOI of published version

10.3102/0013189X017002018

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