To challenge the ideology. To make more people aware of the theories and how they impact modern life in the UK.
Post-modernism undermines the foundations of Western civilisationmy replacing the empirical (modernist) use of data, evidence, freedom of thought and speech etc
Comparison of Empirical and Post-Modernist assumptions and methods.
|1 Evidence-based, ‘empirical’||2 Post modernism|
|State the problem.||State the problem.|
|Develop a hypothesis. (suggested explanation)||Create an explanation which blames racism and/or sexism.|
|Gather data or carry out experiments to test the hypothesis.||Claim that ‘data’ is biased and that ‘lived experience’ is the real thing.|
|Reference other high-quality experiments etc.||Reference people who agree with you.|
|See whether the data supports the hypothesis.||Show that the data supports your explanation. (It will, by definition.)|
|Have the results independently peer-reviewed.||Use only people who agree with your explanation to peer review.|
|Publish the results in a high-quality journal.||Publish results in a journal which allows this practice.|
|Have independent people repeat the experiment or test the hypothesis with another method||Don’t attempt to repeat of disprove your theory|
|Welcome critical voices and challenges.||‘Cancel’ anyone who disagrees and accuse them of racism/sexism.|
|Publish the widely accepted explanation (theory).||Act as though your earlier publication has been widely verified.|