Contributing to social transformation through Communicative Research Methodology

Authors

  • Aitor Gómez Universitat Rovira i Virgili
  • Gregor Siles Universitat de Barcelona
  • Maria Tejedor Universidad de Valladolid

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.4471/qre.2012.02

Keywords:

communicative research methodology, communicative techniques and communicative analysis, social and political impact, social transformation

Abstract

Traditionally, researches on groups that suffer inequalities have not taken into account their voices in the research process. For this reason, they arrive to conclusions that have led to the reproduction of social exclusion in which they are living. The communicative research methodology encourages the participation of these social groups in all the research stages. This participation in the research process is built through an egalitarian and intersubjective dialogue. The accumulated scientific knowledge provided by researchers meets in this dialogue with the contributions from the life world of social actors, leading to transform situations of social inequality that people belonging to these groups are suffering. In this article we will also show how communicative research methodology is obtaining greater political and social impact from the research results.

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Author Biographies

Aitor Gómez, Universitat Rovira i Virgili

Departamento de Pedagogía

Universitat Rovira i Virgili. Carretera deValls s/n, Campus Sescelades,Tel.: 977 50 80 89

Gregor Siles, Universitat de Barcelona

Departamento de Teoría e Historia

Maria Tejedor, Universidad de Valladolid

E.U. de Educación de Palencia

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Published

2012-06-30

How to Cite

Gómez, A., Siles, G., & Tejedor, M. (2012). Contributing to social transformation through Communicative Research Methodology. Qualitative Research in Education, 1(1), 36–57. https://doi.org/10.4471/qre.2012.02

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