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Autoethnography, a method for practice based research.
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Business Studies. (Entrepreneurship)
2009 (English)Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Recent claims in the neurosciences and developed neurophilosophy have enabled the development of research of cogitatively


based creation processes.  Those scientific facts open up new and highly interesting research avenues that we just have, too long, been dreaming of. Traditional sciences, with scarce results, have been trying for ages to capture the essence of creative processes, play, and concepts alike. Now we are however, having a fresh opportunity to claim, develop, and build understanding, of those processes, from another angel. Through practice based research, it is natural and forceful; to undertake research in cogitatively based processes. In order to build true understanding we need to study subjective based processes with commensurable methods. This article is therefore devoted to positioning autoethnography, epistemologically and ontologically, and to discuss the potential of using it for practice based research processes.


[1] Belief, thought, imaginations are all parts of the mind/brain cogitative powers. They are similar to the concept of Searle (1992); as background capacities of the brain.


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Keyword [en]
practice based research, entrepreneurship, art, method, autoethnography, ethnographic methods, cogitative
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-98844OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-98844DiVA: diva2:201306
Colloquium for Practice based research, Luzern, Switzerland. April 2009
To be presented at the 1st Colloquium of Practice Based Research. Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. (Apr., 2009)Available from: 2009-03-03 Created: 2009-03-03 Last updated: 2011-04-05Bibliographically approved

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