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Sannhet, tro og fordommer

Kjosnes, Berit LU (2011) SOCM11 20111
Sociology
Abstract
The purpose of the existing methods for limiting the researcher’s bias is to see to that we have an objective and rational research. But what if there exist collective biases, and that the current process of falsification through peer to peer review only hinder individual ones. And this can happen because there is a shared fundamental belief system (FT) within the field, acquired through mutual education and knowledge sharing.

The aim of this thesis is if there is such a thing as collective bias, and if so, what would the conditions for this be. A bias is collective either when it has its base in a shared FT system that is an unquestionable acknowledged truth, or is field specific and exists because of the particular knowledge shared... (More)
The purpose of the existing methods for limiting the researcher’s bias is to see to that we have an objective and rational research. But what if there exist collective biases, and that the current process of falsification through peer to peer review only hinder individual ones. And this can happen because there is a shared fundamental belief system (FT) within the field, acquired through mutual education and knowledge sharing.

The aim of this thesis is if there is such a thing as collective bias, and if so, what would the conditions for this be. A bias is collective either when it has its base in a shared FT system that is an unquestionable acknowledged truth, or is field specific and exists because of the particular knowledge shared among participants within a certain field through their field specific education, and practised system of information selection.

This is an explorative study; it has been carried out through methodological triangulations. In this context interview, questionnaires and document analyses, and has shown the existence of collective bias in the Therese case. This bias could have been caused by the field particular shared FT systems.

This thesis points on to the danger for the court system to use positive hypotheses which has a tendency to be verified, without taking precautions when it come to use of forensic science, and stress the need of diversity of views among the scientist as well as the need of bias control.

This thesis joins with other voices and stresses the need of a paradigm shift in science. A shift from commercial production of facts, which support our subjective perception of truth, to a search for the absolute truth. The truth which exist independent if none or all believe in it.

The question is can we afford anything else? (Less)
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author
Kjosnes, Berit LU
supervisor
organization
course
SOCM11 20111
year
type
H1 - Master's Degree (One Year)
subject
keywords
vetenskap, trosföreställningar, tro, bias, habitus, sanning, generation, fördomar, fält
language
Norwegian
id
2167315
date added to LUP
2011-09-26 14:57:47
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2012-02-17 13:55:19
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  abstract     = {The purpose of the existing methods for limiting the researcher’s bias is to see to that we have an objective and rational research. But what if there exist collective biases, and that the current process of falsification through peer to peer review only hinder individual ones. And this can happen because there is a shared fundamental belief system (FT) within the field, acquired through mutual education and knowledge sharing.

The aim of this thesis is if there is such a thing as collective bias, and if so, what would the conditions for this be. A bias is collective either when it has its base in a shared FT system that is an unquestionable acknowledged truth, or is field specific and exists because of the particular knowledge shared among participants within a certain field through their field specific education, and practised system of information selection. 

This is an explorative study; it has been carried out through methodological triangulations. In this context interview, questionnaires and document analyses, and has shown the existence of collective bias in the Therese case. This bias could have been caused by the field particular shared FT systems.

This thesis points on to the danger for the court system to use positive hypotheses which has a tendency to be verified, without taking precautions when it come to use of forensic science, and stress the need of diversity of views among the scientist as well as the need of bias control. 

This thesis joins with other voices and stresses the need of a paradigm shift in science. A shift from commercial production of facts, which support our subjective perception of truth, to a search for the absolute truth. The truth which exist independent if none or all believe in it. 

The question is can we afford anything else?},
  author       = {Kjosnes, Berit},
  keyword      = {vetenskap,trosföreställningar,tro,bias,habitus,sanning,generation,fördomar,fält},
  language     = {nor},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Sannhet, tro og fordommer},
  year         = {2011},
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