On context in phenomenographic research on understanding heat and temperate
2002 (English)In: EARLI, Bi-annual Symposium, Fribourg, Switzerland, 2002Conference paper (Refereed)
Starting from an empirical study of lay adults' understanding of heatand temperature, we distinguish between different meanings of "context" inphenomenographic research. To confuse the variation in ways of experiencingthe context(s) of the study with the variation in ways of experiencing thephenomenon of study is to risk losing fundamental insights. We discuss contextas experienced and as interwoven with the experience of the phenomenon, andanalyse its significance in two dimensions: (1) the stage of the research project:formulating the question, collecting data, analysing data and deploying results;and (2) "who is experiencing" the context: the individual, the collective, or theresearcher. The arguments are illustrated from the empirical study.
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Computer Science Educational Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-18488OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-18488DiVA: diva2:46260
EARLI, Bi-annual Symposium, Fribourg, Switzerland