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The Foundations of Social Research Ch 3

The Foundations of Social Research Ch 3



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Published by Lindsay R. Calhoun
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Published by: Lindsay R. Calhoun on Sep 13, 2007
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The Foundations of SocialResearch
Michael Crotty 
Chapter Three: Constructionism-The Making of Meaning
The Foundations of Social Research
In the Constructionist View, meaning is notdiscovered but constructed.
The world and the objects in the world areindeterminate. They may be pregnant with potential meaning, but actual meaningemerges only when consciousness engageswith them.
How can there be meaning without a mind?
The Foundations of Social Research
TreeWould it be a tree, withthat same meaningwhether anyone knewof its existence or not?What does tree mean inlogging town, artist’ssettlement, urban slum?

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