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dc.contributor.authorPaley, Johnen_UK
dc.date.accessioned2018-04-10T22:19:27Z-
dc.date.available2018-04-10T22:19:27Zen_UK
dc.date.issued2005-06en_UK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1893/1427-
dc.description.abstractPsychological research has shown that cognitive illusions, of which visual illusions are just a special case, are systematic and pervasive, raising epistemological questions about how error in all forms of research can be identified and eliminated. The quantitative sciences make use of statistical techniques for this purpose, but it is not clear what the qualitative equivalent is, particularly in view of widespread scepticism about validity and objectivity. I argue that, in the light of cognitive psychology, the 'error question' cannot be dismissed as a positivist obsession, and that the concepts of truth and objectivity are unavoidable. However, they constitute only a 'minimal realism', which does not necessarily bring a commitment to 'absolute' truth, certainty, correspondence, causation, reductionism, or universal laws in its wake. The assumption that it does reflects a misreading of positivism and, ironically, precipitates a 'crisis of legitimation and representation', as described by constructivist authors.en_UK
dc.language.isoenen_UK
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd / International Philosophy of Nursing Societyen_UK
dc.relationPaley J (2005) Error and objectivity: cognitive illusions and qualitative research, Nursing Philosophy, 6 (3), pp. 196-209. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1466-769X.2005.00217.x.en_UK
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dc.subjectcognitionen_UK
dc.subjectepistemologyen_UK
dc.subjectobjectivityen_UK
dc.subjectpositivismen_UK
dc.subjectqualitativeen_UK
dc.subjectErrorsen_UK
dc.subjectIllusion (Philosophy)en_UK
dc.subjectQualitative researchen_UK
dc.titleError and objectivity: cognitive illusions and qualitative researchen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargodate2999-12-01en_UK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1466-769X.2005.00217.xen_UK
dc.identifier.pmid15935085en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleNursing Philosophyen_UK
dc.citation.issn1466-769Xen_UK
dc.citation.issn1466-7681en_UK
dc.citation.volume6en_UK
dc.citation.issue3en_UK
dc.citation.spage196en_UK
dc.citation.epage209en_UK
dc.citation.publicationstatusPublisheden_UK
dc.citation.peerreviewedRefereeden_UK
dc.type.statusVoR - Version of Recorden_UK
dc.author.emailj.h.paley@stir.ac.uken_UK
dc.citation.date01/06/2005en_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationHealth Sciences Health - Stirling - LEGACYen_UK
dc.identifier.scopusid2-s2.0-22144462145en_UK
dc.identifier.wtid892221en_UK
dc.date.firstcompliantdepositdate2009-07-10en_UK
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