This Invited Lecture (April 7th, 2020) is by Michael E. Skyer , PhD Candidate (UR), Senior Lecturer (RIT). It was hosted via Zoom for the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry at the behest of Dr. Monica Javidnia, for the Workshop in Scientific Communication (IND 417). The first half of the lecture discusses three extant models of science development (progress-Bryson, revolutions-Kuhn, and social ecology-Bookchin), and synthesizes a fourth (conflict-Ziarek, Ranciere, Skyer), based on the concept of dissensus. The second half of the lecture examines the philosophical foundations of science in deaf research by reviewing a topography of four paradigms of research and examining the contiguous system of: axiology, ontology, epistemology, and methodology in deaf research and disability studies. Critical questions are also posed and discussed .
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Skyer, Michael E., "Conflict: The ‘Engine’ of Development in Science Research" (2020). Accessed from
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