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Video analysis of mathematical practice? Different attempts to ‘open up’ mathematics for sociological investigation

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posted on 03.03.2014 by Christian Greiffenhagen
In this article I argue that in contrast to a large number of sociological studies of laboratory practices in the natural sciences, there have been relatively few studies that have investigated professional mathematical practice. I discuss three different methodological attempts to "open up" advanced mathematics for sociological investigation: (1) LIVINGSTON's "demonstrative sociology"; (2) MERZ and KNORR-CETINA's "e-mail ethnography"; and (3) my own "video ethnography."

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  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Communication, Media, Social and Policy Studies

Citation

GREIFFENHAGEN, C., 2008. Video analysis of mathematical practice? Different attempts to ‘open up’ mathematics for sociological investigation. Forum: Qualitative Social Research, 9 (3), art. 23 (20 pp.)

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© FQS

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VoR (Version of Record)

Publication date

2008

ISSN

1438-5627

Language

en

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