Sovereignty and Citizenship: Realms of Schizoid Perception in Britain in Relation to Television’s Mediation of Europe
Although Rosengren (1995) has described a multidisciplinary arena in which there may be a parity of esteem between researchers who occupy different scientific traditions, some psychologists (eg., Argyle, 1994) are at least wary of the work of sociologists, let alone any such as postmodernists who may be outside the pale of scientific orthodoxy. This may be because the former feel that the latter indulge in opinionation; interpretations are asserted which do not spring from “controlled” investigation (or sometimes, even without any). On the other hand some sociologists are critical of psychologists as being reductionist and artificial in the narrowing of questions, or of situations, beyond the point at which they regard the application of the results to real life situations as credible.
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