reflect on reflections

How to rethink our own doings? An anthropological perspective.

Some reflections and critical comments on  design based research methdodologies as presented at CA2RE 2021 Hamburg.

(…) According to  the anthropologist Arjun Appadurai, research is first of all an instrument or a “machine” that produces new knowledge. However, this research machine is always based on the (rational) parameters of systematic method, repeatability, and comprehensibility that are considered as necessary by the scientific community and are monitored as the basic pillars of research (Appadurai 2000: 9f). Appadurai thus criticizes the ethics of most pieces of research, which are presented as being unbiased and neutral.