Objectivity and Subjectivity in Educational Research
by Michael Scriven - 1972
This is a study in the evils of ideology. It is not possible for us to think without some kind of simplifying conceptualization, and in the political, philosophical, and methodological area this is usually an ideology rather than a theory. So this is a study of the evils of oversimplification in ideology, not of all ideologies. I shall argue that two quite different meanings of objectivity (and subjectivity) have been constantly confused, and the ideology that extols one of these, quite correctly, has been taken to condemn the other, quite irrelevantly.
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