Opening vignettes and the example of decolonisation
Introducing alternative beliefs in the research methods
The opening chapter for research philosophy starts with the “Opening Vignette” – one of the most distinguishable features of the book.
One of the examples the vignettes introduce is the one of decolonisation, which relates to the stages of creating philosophical assumptions as part of the research process, and further introduces alternative beliefs and suggestions about how the world operates.
Touching upon this topic in more detail, especially towards the end of his presentation, Mark demonstrated how contrasting perspectives in the narrative could affect the data gathering, interpretation and reporting, depending on whether they originate from the dominant, Western-European colonists or the Aboriginals.