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SPEAKING ACROSS EPISTEMICCOMMUNITIES

This book has been an effort not only to elucidate what it means to conduct research informed by an interpretive approach, but also to enable scholars from different epistemic communities to converse with one another. For the sake of scientific discourse about substantive research topics that matter to their researchers, scholars need not only to be able to recognize distinctive research approaches, including those designed from an interpretive perspective; they need also to be able to communicate with one another about the varied contributions of the research, even when—or perhaps especially when—those conversations cross epistemic communities and their respective methodological presuppositions.

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