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The diverse methodologies that I have used proved to be necessary because when I started this academic study I had already conducted quite a large amount of research into the design of presence from a variety of different perspectives. I wanted to bring to the surface the implicit knowledge that I had acquired throughout the course of these experiences. In my search for appropriate methodologies for data gathering as well as for analysis, I found three concepts that could help me to embed the earlier non-academic work into this academic study: parresia, text laboratory and techno-biography. I will describe these three concepts before I elaborate upon the research design.

  • New methodologies and standard procedures

    Caroline Nevejan –

    In order to address the previously formulated intentions this study has to be an exploratory study, since a theory about the social ...

  • description, methodology, personal history, key-informants, theory


    Caroline Nevejan –

    In Science and Technology Studies (STS) actors are taken extremely seriously and are often the centre of attention in a study. But in ...

  • description, methodology, key-informants, conclusion, parresia, techno-biography, text laboratory

    Language is part of methodology

    Caroline Nevejan –

    It has been suggested by Latour that the use of exquisite language will trigger a more eloquent use of the text laboratory as a ...

  • description, methodology, specific


    Caroline Nevejan –

    In 1983 Michel Foucault gave a series of lectures at the University of Berkeley in which he addressed the old Greek idea of Parresia for ...

  • methodology, theory, text laboratory

    Text Laboratory

    Caroline Nevejan –

    The term ‘text laboratory’ is attractive for describing the work that was carried out in this research project. This methodology is ...

  • description, methodology, subjective, key-informants, parresia, techno-biography, text laboratory

    Quantative and qualitive in normative perspective

    Caroline Nevejan –

    Using the text as the laboratory one does need to find cues for validity though. While writing I have focused on creating inner validity ...