Making sense: research as active engagement

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Abstract

When research gives voice to groups or people who are considered “deviant” this can lead to the charge that research is biased. In this paper, I will discuss the issue of bias in relation to my own work on the PKK. I will argue that the accusation of bias is related to a hierarchy of voices, in which some voices are considered more credible than others. I will furthermore argue that when we want to understand how particular actors make sense of themselves, their being in the world, and their interaction with others, then clearly, there is no other option but to observe their perspective
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)94-104
JournalKurdish Studies
Volume4
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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