chapter  8
11 Pages

Frames of Reference and the Control of Knowledge

WithAdital Ben-Ari, Guy Enosh

In this chapter, we discuss the interrelations of knowledge and power. Con¬trol over knowledge shifts the foci of power between researchers and participants in unexpected ways that twist and turn the plot, possibly leading to a different view of power differentials, consisting of the control of knowledge, and relating those to the previously presented nature and attributes of the research relationships. Given that the major goal of the research endeavor is the production of knowledge, power relations in qualitative research might be conceived as the power to have an impact on the sources, processes, and outcomes of knowledge construction.