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Article: Politics, guanxi and the search for objectivity: The intricacies of conducting educational research in Chinese contexts

TitlePolitics, guanxi and the search for objectivity: The intricacies of conducting educational research in Chinese contexts
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Issue Date2011
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/03050068.asp
Citation
Comparative Education, 2011, v. 47 n. 3, p. 367-380 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article discusses how history, the cultural setting, and the political-ideological contexts may influence educational research in China. It seeks to demonstrate a dichotomy between official and popular discourses, and argues that there is a need for the researcher to understand and interpret the language style used in various interview settings and research publications in China. Further, it is contended that ideology and cultural influences push towards a 'virtuous' or socially acceptable understanding of reality. These ideological and cultural norms may also affect official research data and statistics. Further, the article seeks to demonstrate that for a researcher in China (whether Chinese or not) it is important to cultivate and make use of guanxi (connections), at the same time as understanding the methodological dangers and intricacies of using it. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/129410
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.052
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.413
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