Video analysis of mathematical practice? Different attempts to ‘open up’ mathematics for sociological investigation
journal contributionposted on 03.03.2014 by Christian Greiffenhagen
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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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