Welcome to Scholārise. For our first post, we begin a short series exploring the potential relationships between lore, learning and data collection. Enjoy!
Research methodology is often a minefield of varying concepts competing against each other for supremacy in the dojo of academia, perhaps even more so for methods of ‘collecting’ data. Here at Scholārise, we are interested in exploring methods and methodologies that upset the balance of power between students from less advantaged backgrounds and those who would prefer to keep knowledge locked away behind academic paywalls and iron gates. This post will identify one such methodological stance that you might find useful: the construction of ‘lore’.
Okay, so what is lore?
According to the OED (2022), lore as a word finds its origins in archaic languages such as the Old English laar, the Middle English lar or the Latin lār. These older words branch off abroad into…
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