Analysis tool or research methodology? Is there an epistemology for patterns?

Dixon, D. (2012) Analysis tool or research methodology? Is there an epistemology for patterns? In: Berry, D. M., ed. (2012) Understanding Digital Humanities. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230292642

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This chapter seeks to outline some of the issues and possibilities around using patterns as an epistemological construct. The main argument is that the study and use of patterns has has been successful in interventionist or normative tyipes of inquiry, namely design and action research. In these situations, due to the contextual nature of the knowledge, value judgements in relationship to their utility can be made rather than truth judgements on the nature of patterns. Based on this theoretical background, patterns can be justified as part of the process of inquiry of any type of research, but not by themselves as an ends; they are process not product.

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Additional Information:Dixon, D., Analysis tool or research methodology? Is there an epistemology for patterns?, 2012, Palgrave Macmillan, reproduced with permission of Palgrave Macmillan. This extract is taken from the author's original manuscript and has not been edited. The definitive version of this piece may be found in Understanding Digital Humanities edited by David M. Berry which can be accessed from www.palgrave.com
Uncontrolled Keywords:digital humanities, research methodology
ID Code:16572
Deposited By: A. Lawson
Deposited On:14 Mar 2012 14:38
Last Modified:13 Aug 2013 18:17

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