By Abdelwahab M. Elmessiri

ISBN-10: 1565644166

ISBN-13: 9781565644168

ISBN-10: 1565644174

ISBN-13: 9781565644175

The query of bias in method and terminology is an issue that faces researchers east, west, north and south; despite the fact that, it faces 3rd international intellectuals with specific keenness. For even supposing they write in a cultural surroundings that has its personal particular conceptual and cultural paradigms, they however stumble upon a international paradigm which makes an attempt to impose itself upon their society and upon their very mind's eye and suggestions. whilst the time period “developmental psychology” for example is utilized in the West Arab students additionally say “developmental psychology”, while “applied psychology” is pointed out they hurry to take advantage of a similar time period and so on. Why now not identify a brand new technological know-how with its personal mechanisms, methodologies and issues of connection with take care of epistemological biases and open up the gate of ijtihad with recognize to them?

This choice of papers goals to find a number of the biases latent in our terminology, methodologies, examine instruments, and conceptual rules, and to suggest replacement ones marked via a better measure of independence and neutrality. this isn't to belittle the human price of the West’s artistic contributions yet to stress the risk of creating it the last word aspect of reference after which attempting to constantly play “catch up” with it.

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