Human behavior and experience is fragile under the measurements and richer than any measures can describe. Our aim is to bring together researchers working within several approaches, who are aligned by their focus on preserving the value-realizing and qualitative aspects of human behavior and experience, and who seek quantitative methods that enable this. Prominent researchers from both “quali” and “quanti” sides will present their views on the problem of integration of these complementary approaches to science.
The theme of the symposium resonates with a long-standing worry about reducing persons, their deeds and feelings to measurements and relating these measurements to each other by (most often) linear models. This worry is equally present within ecological, enactive, cognitive ethnographic and dynamical systems frameworks, yet the dialogue among them and the exchange of research experience on the methodological level seems still rather limited. Each approach develops predominantly its own valuable ways of investigations, responding to the specific needs of its domain. Therefore the main goal of this event is to establish a common ground among researchers from these fields as an introduction to the next year’s stationary conference.
Hanne de Jaegher
University of the Basque Country
University of Portsmouth
University College London
University of Connecticut
Sarah Bro Trasmundi
University of Southern Denmark
John Sutton, Rachel Kallen, Sara Kim Hjortborg