From Monday, 20. April 2020 - 08:00
To Tuesday, 21. April 2020 - 17:00
Understanding critique and normativities in empirical research.
Traditionally one separates between empirical/descriptive and normative disciplines, and between for instance education, sociology, psychology and religious studies on one hand and philosophy and theology on the other. This separation is problematic for a number of reasons. It seems clear that descriptive disciplines have implicit and explicit normative dimensions, and that empirical research may voice critique. Furthermore, theology has developed in an empirical direction, and political moral philosophy have empirical assumptions and implications.
This course discusses understandings of critique and normativities in empirical research, involving a number of different disciplines, like political science, education, sociology, health sciences and philosophy. The lecturers offer practical examples of how normativities play out in research and reflections on how one can negotiate in normative fields, including normativities in policy and research communities. The course also discusses what critique in empirical research may mean today.