Interactive Rubric for Written Communication: 3.6. Reflexivity

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Definition (formal)

Reflexivity is the acknowledgement of personal subjectivity and sensitivity that can influence analysis and argument.

Definition (informal)

Reflexivity: Are you biased?


For example, a reflexive statement could have been included to reflect on the position in the Persuasive Essay Example.

Arguably, all positions on the nature-nurture debate are constructed from the experiences of individual researchers and commentators (including this one). It is important to contextualise a position on the debate within specific domains rather than assume that findings or experiences in one domain (e.g., intelligence) can be uncritically applied to a different domain (e.g., moral judgment).

Resources (textbook)

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Resources (web)

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