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11 OCTOBER 2009

A selective process informed by existing theories and practices

"Researchers in the social sciences generally recognize that any evidence gathering is a selective process informed by existing theories and practices (Kuhn, 1970; Winch, 1988). In a reflective research environment these theories and practices undergo revision, which influences the further gathering of evidence. The process is similar to that explained in the context of design as 'reflection in action' (Schön, 1983) and as the interpretive (hermeneutical) faculty in design (Snodgrass, and Coyne, 2006). In what follows I focus on design, and you are invited to consider the applicability of the arguments to artistic practices, composition and other modes of creation."

(Richard Coyne, 28 November 2006)

Kuhn, Thomas. 1970. The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Chicago, Ill.: University of Chicago Press.

Schön, Donald A. 1983. Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action. London: Temple Smith.

Snodgrass, Adrian, and Richard Coyne. 2006. Interpretation in Architecture: Design as a Way of Thinking. London: Routledge. 332 pages

Winch, Peter. 1988. The Idea of a Social Science: and Its Relation to Philosophy. London: Routledge. First published in 1958.

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Simon Perkins
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