Disagreement Story

In one of TED`s most popular lectures, Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie asserts: « The unique story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are false, but that they are incomplete. They make a story the only story. While this comment is based on stories told in the literature, the quote is also relevant to researchers collecting and analyzing data. Finally, as Brené Brown put it in another popular TED talk: « Stories are just data with a soul. » It`s normal to argue with people or disagree. Everyone experiences a conflict in their lives. Resolving conflicts or disagreements is not always easy. Significant civil differences – how to promote understanding, open-mindedness, find common ground and strengthen democracy – require a sensible personal commitment across the divide. Perkins tells an illustrated story he heard about a young John Kerry supporter who asked his father why he voted for President Bush. It turned out that the father thought the incumbent had a better chance of protecting her if a terrorist targeted the nuclear power plant near his home. Use a mediator. Asking another person to act as a mediator can help you have another perspective of disagreement.

It is important that this person is neutral in both eyes (for example.B; this may not be the best option if your friend is escalating a conflict with your best friend). This story is part of a collection of youth stories about ReachOut.com. You can find more texts and videos about family conflict here: au.reachout.com/relationships/families Talking to the person about your disagreement can be helpful as long as it is done in a mutually respectful way. Make sure this is done constructively by thinking about the points you want to make. The person`s approach is more often effective when you are calm and not angry. One of the most popular reasons to use mixed methods is verification and triangulation: making sure that the results are supported by different data sets. This follows the realization that individual methods can only provide selected pieces of the puzzle or reflect a false or distorted image, but that a combination of methods makes it possible to break through to the core and draw a complete picture. But it also results in a problem: what if the stories don`t add up? What if the mix of data and methods reveals different images? Should they be released and rejected? Or could there be truth in the disagreement? Despite the power of mixed methodological approaches allowing for confirmatory analysis in poverty studies and impact assessments, the idea that the results of qualitative and quantitative data should add up to the same conclusion is erroneous. There is as much truth in agreement as there is in disagreement, and there is much to be gained in research with mixed methods when disagreements are given more weight. To illustrate this with another quote: « Every story has three pages: your page, my page, and the truth » (Robert Evans).

We should be proud that after 30 years of disagreement, none of us has ever dealt the first blow. There was this period in 1998, when you wanted to hit me in the face, but you didn`t. .