Methodological complications: chasing data within post-moments, post-research, post-methodologies, post-understandings and post-anthropocentrism

Costa Ferreira da Silva, G. (Keynote speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic or invited talk

Description

Over the last decade, I have often heard that we need to point out the problems and shortcomings of the research universe. The quest for truth, maxim of western philosophy colored with strong shades of whiteness and tempered mostly with certain masculinities, is no longer so true. In times of post-post-periods, dichotomies of the past now need to include gender, racial issues, geographic positioning, ecology, and language. Terms such as data, statistics and conclusion appear to be insufficient for the contemporary world. However, in the absence of better terms, they continue to be used. More than that, criticized and dated terms are still beacons through which we measure research and science. Far from being independent of the positivist heritage, quality is still a more respected subject in reports written in English, preferably with postal addresses from the northern hemisphere. What I propose here is an encounter. An encounter with what we learn, with writings and texts, with data that transform us. The goal – or would it be hope? – is that we continue our work exploring how conventional written structures reduce procedures, limiting the possibilities of responsible research. Not anticipating a conclusion, but remaining open to the unknown. In other words, assuming the unknown and facing the ephemerality of the findings.
Period29 Aug 2018
Event titleENCONTRO REGIONAL ARTE NA ESCOLA: ENSINO/APRENDIZAGEM EM ARTES-VISUAIS: PESQUISA, REFLEXÃO E AVALIAÇÃO
Event typeSeminar
LocationGoiânia, Brazil
Degree of RecognitionRegional

Keywords

  • post-qualitative research
  • written structures
  • data