This recording supports you to explore your identity as researcher, and articulate some of the lenses through which you approach your research. We assume that there is no such thing as un-biased research. The questions we ask, the methods we choose, the way we observe and later analyse, are all highly influenced by our upbringing and education, as well as the general cultural concepts and philosophies we identify with. Using an object to ‘represent’ your research and your lenses is a technique of distancing and objectification, and you can materialise the difference between your roles and your research. This can highlight your ‘assumed’ knowledge towards your topic and simultaneously unveil something about it that you might not have been aware of before.
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