Reflexivity and Subjectivity: A Possible Road Map for Reading the Special Issues

Wolff-Michael Roth, Franz Breuer


We propose an activity-theoretic framing of research and research object as a road map for reading the articles in the two special issues on the topic of subjectivity and reflexivity. The framework theorizes research as activity, which highlights the constructed nature of research process and research object. The framework therefore brings the reflexive nature of research explicitly into focus. We show how different forms of reflexivity can be theorized with this framework. URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0302242


activity theory; reflexivity; methodology; subjectivity

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