From Gendered Research Interview toward Ontologized Co-creativity: Reformulating the Methodological Underpinnings of the Well-worn Practice with Metaphorizing

By Seppo Poutanen.

Published by The International Journal of Communication and Linguistic Studies

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Certain basics of Alfred North Whitehead’s process philosophy are introduced as an alternative theoretical and methodological approach to understanding the fundamental nature of research interviews. Definitions of key concepts are followed by a tentative demonstration of how the suggested ontologized construction of research interviews might proceed.

Keywords: Research Interview, Whiteheadian Process Philosophy, Ontologized Metaphor

The International Journal of Communication and Linguistic Studies, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp.83-93. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 382.562KB).

Dr. Seppo Poutanen

Researcher, Department of Sociology, University of Turku, Turku, South East Coast, Finland

I received my basic academic education in moral philosophy and co-authored a textbook of metaethics in Finnish many years ago. My research interests include social epistemology, Whiteheadian process philosophy, feminist theory, critical realism, Foucauldian theory and universities as epistemic communities. Recently I have analysed epistemological and ontological dialogues between critical realists and poststructuralist feminists in my ongoing research project called “Feminist social research, sociology and social epistemology: how to develop shared theoretical and discursive space?”