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Quantitative Ansätze in den Literatur- und Geisteswissenschaften

Systematische und historische Perspektiven

[Quantitative Methods in Literary Studies and the Humanities: Systematic and Historical Perspectives]

Ed. by Bernhart, Toni / Willand, Marcus / Richter, Sandra / Albrecht, Andrea

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April 2018
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2018
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978-3-11-052330-0
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Zum Ideal der Quantifizierung

Menke, Cornelis

Abstract

Quantification in sciences and humanities may be considered to serve two different forms of objectivity: first, it may serve the object of a truthful representation o f reality (absolute objectivity); second, i t may serve to ensure t rust among researchers (mechanical objectivity). Taking the ›crisis of confidence‹ within contemporary psychology as an example, I consider the question which conditions must be fulfilled for quantification to serve these ideals. I shall argue that big data, while permitting the pursuit of new research questions and programmes, at the same time may undermine the value of quantitative measures by allowing for new research practices like a mechanical search for patterns in data, thus compromising both ideals of objectivity.

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Quantitative Ansätze in den Literatur- und Geisteswissenschaften

Systematische und historische Perspektiven

Edited by Bernhart, Toni / Willand, Marcus / Richter, Sandra / Albrecht, Andrea

De Gruyter

2018

Pages: 221–234

ISBN (Online): 9783110523300

DOI (Chapter): https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110523300-010

DOI (Book): https://doi.org/10.1515/9783110523300

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