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Interpretive Hermeneutics Deetz 1982

Interpretive Hermeneutics Deetz 1982 All seeing is seeing as Deetz 1982 133 Interpretive Hermeneutics states that our pre existing notions and beliefs are developed by outside influences over time whether realized or not and directly impact our interpretation of the world around us Deetz states every researcher and organizational member carries preunderstandings into every act of understanding Deetz 1982 145 Even further Deetz suggests that the preconceived ideas of research subjects must be included in interpretive research instead of attempting to nullify or discount them due to the large role that they play in affecting our perceptions of the world 1982 145 I believe that the strength of Interpretive Hermeneutics is that it takes into account the fact that our personal convictions impact our perceptions and understanding In acknowledging this adapting the post positivist viewpoint could yield results that may better elucidate the continual loop of influence on and construction of insight In contrast a weakness of this theory is that it could be too open ended to apply to some situations In applying the phrase perception is reality we may gloss over some objective truths about the society in which we exist leaning too much on our personal opinions and ultimately misinterpreting messages from others Relational Dialectics Baxter Braithwaite 2008 Relational Dialectics Theory RDT is a theory of the meaning making between relationship parties that emerges from the interplay of competing discourses Baxter Braithwaite 2008 349 

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