Volume 15 · Number 3 · Pages 256–258
Who Constructs a Stimulus?

Urban Kordeš

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Open peer commentary on the article “Visual Representation in the Wild: Empirical Phenomenological Investigation of Visual-spatial Working Memory in a Naturalistic Setting” by Aleš Oblak. Abstract: I critically examine possible advantages of the introduction of a “naturalistic” setting to empirical phenomenological inquiry. As an alternative, I suggest taking the sum of factors influencing the outcome of research (including the impact of observation and research setting) as an inevitable constitutive characteristic of any research approach. I maintain that such a sum can be experienced and therefore researched. Only through understanding the characteristics of the research approach, can we arrive at a full understanding of its results.

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Kordeš U. (2020) Who constructs a stimulus? Constructivist Foundations 15(3): 256–258. https://constructivist.info/15/3/256

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