Objectivity

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  • The Ferguson Qua Phenomenon

    cultural reaction to Ferguson as reflected in the popular expressions of the time and understand its formative impact on the course of political life. We may even try to articulate Ferguson’s reality as a memory in the American national ethos – although such articulations prove to crystallize as more time passes between today and the events as we remember them, offering a more clear social consensus on what that event was and how it affected us as a nation, until the day when nobody is left alive who remembers experiencing the event in question and it is truly given away to the opinion of history. There are, however, limits to what we can ascribe a substantive meaning to any milestone, let alone Ferguson, while still claiming an academic objectivity. Our biases are our own, and we should not shy away from allowing our values to determine our final determinations; indeed, perhaps they are the only thing ever should. That being said, there is nothing to prevent us from presenting both sides of the argument, weighing the strengths and weaknesses of each one and selecting them to form a nuanced decision. Most probably, this decision will not be a simple choice between two diametrically opposed opinions designed to contradict one another for the sake of presenting an academic argument in 10 pages or less. Rather if we follow this methodology to its logical conclusion we are likely to end up with a result that is more or less a hybridization of two perspectives, brought forth by…

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  • Charlo Greene Case Analysis

    Charlo Greene, a broadcast journalist for KTVA, surprised many viewers when she confessed on-air that she was the founder and owner of the pot shop, Alaska Cannabis Club, covered in her report. But what was more of a surprise was the incident that unfolded afterwards. Charlo Greene proceeded to quit on live television, stating that her career as a journalist was no longer an option. She announced that she was going to dedicate her time to marijuana legalization and left the audience with an…

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  • Mr. W. Potter Ethical Dilemmas

    H. Potter under a different division of the company. During this tenure Mr. H. Potter unsuccessfully propositioned Ms. Jones causing a corporate realignment to offset an official report being made. Ms. Jones has been asked to objectively review the succession process for Mr. W. Potter to Mr. H. Potter. The two dilemma’s she faces is objectivity and historical ethical conduct. Literature Review…

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  • E. G. Code Of Ethics In The Military

    give them a voice in this war would be the ethical thing to do. This communitarian way of thinking pushes the values of journalism to transform society and empower people who would not have power otherwise in order to promote political debate and growth However I feel that my personal beliefs would be met with criticism as it is in contrast to how the government feels. In the text on page 141 states “Terrorism is news, but news coverage furthers terrorists’ ends and makes more terrorism likely.…

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  • The Rhetoric Of Objectivity

    An author is expanding he or her ethos and logs in a scholar journal and popular article by quotation. The quotation is used in order to expand the knowledge of the paper and established a credible of a topic. According to Linton, Madigan and Johnson scientific paper stay away from using direct quotation for two reason “First the practice of rephrasing minimizes explicit attention to the language in which ideas are expressed and contributes to what George Dillon has called “the rhetoric of…

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  • Objectivity In Medicine

    This means that scientific knowledge becomes more objective overtime. Objectivity comes in degrees and thus something might be more objective than another, however, this does not eliminate objectivity in the one that is less objective. Over the years, philosophers of science have questioned several concepts of the idea of objectivity and have concluded that they are found to be questionable and at times unattainable. This has led these philosophers to question not only the attainability, but its…

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  • Arguments Against Objectivity

    Donna Haraway and Vandana Shiva have argued against the idea that science needs objectivity. Haraway explains that objectivity, “has been used to signify a leap out of the marked body and into a conquering gaze from nowhere,” (Haraway 581). She says that objectivity is the, “transcendence and splitting of subject and object,” (Haraway 583). Their arguments against objectivity look at the role of individual objectivity within science. However, science needs objectivity in order to obtain the most…

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  • Objectivity In Sociology

    Sociologists have been arguing for a long time the possibility of studying society objectively. A society consists of a group of people living together to some extend in an organised way (Pathak, 2007: 86). Together, they make decisions to how things will be done and divide the responsibilities. The question is wether a society could be studied objectively. Objectivity is the state or quality of being unbiased or fair (Megill, 1994: 2). The positivists, including Emilie Durkhiem and Comte…

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  • Objectivity In Night

    Elie Wiesel’s novel, Night, is another autobiography an experience during the Holocaust. What sets this book apart is Elie Wiesel’s own story. While many autobiographies from that time are full of torture and suffering, a pathetic life barely surviving until liberation, Elie’s story is different. He makes the decision to continue on with the harder path, not only against certain death, but against potential death. He does this when he decides to leave the camp with the rest of the prisoners even…

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  • Objectivity In Sociological Research

    However objectivity keeps on being an elusive objective at the down to earth level. Indeed one school of thought demonstrates that aggregate objectivity is a hallucination which can never be accomplished. Since all research is guided by specific perspectives and perspectives include subjectivity. The fundamental perspectives ought to be clarified. Further he felt that subjectivity creeps in at different stages over the span of sociological research. The exceptionally decision of topic is…

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