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Type of publication: Mokymo ir metodinė priemonė / Educational and methodical tool (K2c)
Field of Science: Politikos mokslai / Political sciences (S002)
Author(s): Kalpokas, Ignas
Title: Developing a Theory of Post-Truth: How to Remain Scientific When “Doing” Theory?
Extent: 13 p
Publishing data: London : SAGE Publications Ltd
Date: 2019
Keywords: Teorijos kūrimas;Po-tiesa;Šaltinių naudojimas;Argumentų konstravimas;Theory-building;Post-truth;Use of sources;Construction of arguments
ISBN: 9781526469571
Abstract: This methods case reflects on a twin challenge that I faced while carrying out research for my book on a political theory of post-truth. The first challenge involved a lack of reliable academic sources that would be readily available to use. Instead, as is characteristic of any new and developing phenomenon, I had to rely significantly on journalistic reports, commentaries and opinion pieces, and similar sources, the argumentative structure of which does not sit well with the customary evidence-based academic discourse. Hence, the case outlines my strategy for differentiating between such sources and contextually validating their claims. Meanwhile, the second challenge involved putting all those disparate pieces in a puzzle-like fashion to give the phenomenon under scrutiny—in this case, post-truth—a recognizable shape. To that effect, a narrative approach to theory building is outlined, providing a guideline to arranging one’s arguments in a compelling and disciplined fashion
Affiliation(s): ISM Vadybos ir ekonomikos universitetas
LCC tarptautinis universitetas
Viešosios komunikacijos katedra
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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