The Politics of data and reality: Construction of cause in interdisciplinary social psychology
This article draws attention to the meaning of data and reality in social psychology, where everything is in the process, and one complements the other. Since social psychological data matters in the disciplinary and non-disciplinary domains, data handling and interpretations in terms of cause-effect nexus, best descriptions and claiming of human subjectivities become a vital part of the disciplinary process. Social psychological enterprise is a political field where the role of structure and power give meaning to the data, and hence construct the reality. The current article debate on the right kind of politics where power is shared, humans not reduced to data, but active data processor, and data which does not cater to the need of justice is oppressive in itself.