Researching Living/Lived Mathematical Work

Wolff-Michael Roth


In qualitative research, accounts of experience are often taken for the experience itself despite ample phenomenological research that has articulated the difference between the living presence and the presence of the present, which requires representation. In this contribution, I provide practical examples that exhibit the difference between two aspects of mathematics that form an irreducible pair: living/lived mathematical work and accounts of mathematical work. Directions for the future practice of research are provided. URN:


phenomenology; ethnomethodology; mathematics; living work; work accounts

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