Reading Notes 3

Summary/Synthesis of the Text There have been 4 identi±ed paradigms in the world of research. The ±rst paradigm is the functionalist paradigm referred to as post positivist, dominating culture and communications laid on social psychological research. The culture is typically looked for in group settings such as related values in culture. The interpretive paradigm is worked o² of the philosophical foundations of contemporary phenomenology, hermeneutics and symbolic interactionism. The interpretive aspect emphasizes "knowing the mind as an active contributor to the constitution of knowledge." The paradigm helps with understanding how the world is using qualitative methods of research. A third paradigm is critical humanist is the interpretive viewpoint as both assume that reality is socially constructed and emphasize the voluntaristic characteristic of human behavior. The fourth paradigm is critical structuralist is a paradigm that advocates for change from an objectivist and deterministic standpoint. There are posibilítese for cultural relations to be changing from the typical structural relations. The rest of the article provides insight of all the divisions of paradigms and where the researchers found how they intersect within each other. Dialects in communications are then broken down and discussed. Reflection I honestly felt that I couldn't relate too much to this reading. It was obviously more formal so I wasn't able to be like "Oh hey this is me when I blank." I was interested in the dialectic. I think personal-contextual dialectic was my favorite because this is an interaction I go through a lot. Now I, for some odd reason, can create a relationship with anyone. Personal or professional, I can have two completely di²erent personalities. When speaking to a professor, personal context comes out, then once I get to know a professor, I ±nd myself more comfortable to be myself. For example, when I ±rst spoke to Dr. Rob, I found myself being so formal but then learning Dr. Rob's dialect with his students, I learned what was appropriate. As Dr. Rob respects his students and builds a relationship/comfortable space, I am able to practice a casual communication relationship that expresses di²erent aspects in myself. I think that dialects truly depend on comfort but it goes both ways, the other party needs to be comfortable with you the way you are comfortable with them. Pose a Question My questions include why do we have di²erent styles of communication? I can't put my ±nger on it but the name for having di²erent styles of communication with your parents, boss and friends. I wonder why it isn't all the same, I know if it was it would be chaos but how would the world turn out to be? If we all were too casual, would people think of us the same or would there be no chance because we see no di²erence? I wonder this because I feel as if communication is the same within groups so how would it matter if we were all the same? Ex. We all curse amongst our friends but not with our bosses.
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