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Objectivity by Mind Map: Objectivity

1. Influences

1.1. * culture

1.2. * individual vs group think

1.3. * experience-learning

1.4. * problem-investigation-subject matter

1.5. * time period

1.6. * language

2. Why objectivity

2.1. *professionalism

2.2. * intellect

2.3. * authority

2.4. * justification of viewpoint

3. Value Judgements

3.1. Objective as 'good'

3.2. * neutral and even handed, impartial and free from bias, fair and just, truthful, open-minded, nonpartisan

3.3. Subjective as 'bad'

3.4. *filled with bias, judgement, invalid observation, prejudice

4. Scientific Method

4.1. Does objectivity equal standardization

4.2. this is a damaging myth

4.3. value laden inquiry

4.4. factual does not mean unbiased