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Article: Investigative research as a knowledge-generation method: Discovering and uncovering

TitleInvestigative research as a knowledge-generation method: Discovering and uncovering
Authors
KeywordsEvidence
Indigenous Psychology
Investigative Journalism
Investigative Research
Methodological Relationalism
Methodology
Issue Date2006
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/journals/JTSB
Citation
Journal For The Theory Of Social Behaviour, 2006, v. 36 n. 1, p. 17-38 How to Cite?
AbstractThe authors explicate investigative research as a formal research method for knowledge generation. The impetus conies from two recent developments that have reexamined the nature of knowledge generation: paradigmatic shut from methodological individualism to methodological relationalem, and the rise of indigenous psychology We identify three germane intellectual attitudes: examining the evidence, vigilance against deceptive appearance, and recognition of ignorance, investigative research has the advantage of bringing the investigator to observe closely and directly phenomena of interest, relying on disciplined, naturalistic, and in-depth observations over time in diverse contexts. It is particularly suitable for uncovering, understanding, and reporting social phenomena that may be hidden from or not easily accessible to observers. Investigative research can function as a guardian of social conscience through (a) maintaining vigilance against institutional corruptions or threats to civic virtues; and (b) reexaminations of published evidence that serve to tighten quality control and ethical integrity in scientific research. © 2006 The Executive Management Committee/Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/172125
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 0.978
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.535
ISI Accession Number ID
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dc.description.abstractThe authors explicate investigative research as a formal research method for knowledge generation. The impetus conies from two recent developments that have reexamined the nature of knowledge generation: paradigmatic shut from methodological individualism to methodological relationalem, and the rise of indigenous psychology We identify three germane intellectual attitudes: examining the evidence, vigilance against deceptive appearance, and recognition of ignorance, investigative research has the advantage of bringing the investigator to observe closely and directly phenomena of interest, relying on disciplined, naturalistic, and in-depth observations over time in diverse contexts. It is particularly suitable for uncovering, understanding, and reporting social phenomena that may be hidden from or not easily accessible to observers. Investigative research can function as a guardian of social conscience through (a) maintaining vigilance against institutional corruptions or threats to civic virtues; and (b) reexaminations of published evidence that serve to tighten quality control and ethical integrity in scientific research. © 2006 The Executive Management Committee/Blackwell Publishing Ltd.en_US
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dc.subjectEvidenceen_US
dc.subjectIndigenous Psychologyen_US
dc.subjectInvestigative Journalismen_US
dc.subjectInvestigative Researchen_US
dc.subjectMethodological Relationalismen_US
dc.subjectMethodologyen_US
dc.titleInvestigative research as a knowledge-generation method: Discovering and uncoveringen_US
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