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Revista Polis e Psique

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SOUZA, Solange Jobim e  e  CARVALHO, Cíntia de Sousa. Ethics and Research: the commitment with the other’s discourse. Rev. Polis Psique [online]. 2016, vol.6, n.spe, pp. 98-112. ISSN 2238-152X.

This article discusses the act of research in Human Sciences which focuses on the production of writing. Thus, starting from the conceptual foundation of researching with, we seek to define what we mean by writing with the other. What is at stake is a methodological approach which accepts the interlocutor of research as partner and co-author, an approach based on Mikhail Bakhtin’s philosophy of language. The ethical commitment to the other’s discourse is premised on the concepts of dialogism and alterity to illuminate the encounter with the other in the field and, subsequently, in the written text. This way of working poses ethical questions-such as conditions of anonymity-and problematizes the way in which consent is accorded and treated in the research. In short, relating research findings is not just about recording events. It consists in the affirmation of certain truths at the expense of others as political activity.

Palavras-chave : Ethics; Dialogism; Alterity; Writing with; Researching with.

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