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Doing Research Across Cultures: A Deconstruction of Post-Positivistic Research Projects

  • Poul Erik Nielsen
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Part of the Palgrave Studies in Communication for Social Change book series (PSCSC)

Abstract

This chapter provides critical ontological and epistemological reflections on the methodological challenges related to the introduction and implementation of three northern informed post-positivistic projects in the Global South. The focus is on the construction of ‘social realities’ within a normative framework of promoting processes of democratization through support to an intended journalistic and economic ‘professionalization’ of the media. Furthermore, the examined projects have been developed through various forms of collaboration between a southern partner, northern consultants and a northern donor, and the chapter discusses the pertinent issue of power relations between North and South.

Keywords

Social Reality Local Partner Press Institute Audience Research Monitoring Project 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Poul Erik Nielsen
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  1. 1.Department of Media and Journalism StudiesAarhus UniversityAarhusDenmark

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