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Checklist of Nasty Methodological Questions'

Regarding development analyses and initiatives (Part #1)


Prepared for Group B of the Goals, Processes and Indicators of Development (GPID) project of the United Nations University following discussion (Tokyo, 1981). Also distributed as Checklist of Nasty Questions: regarding development analyses and initiatives.
Tentative definition:
Missing elements
Distorted elements
Self-serving
So what
Opposition
Openness
Contradictions
Unanswered questions
Implications
Space and time limitations
Social space and level limitations
Limitations of intellectual style
Pre-logical biases
References

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Tentative definition:
A 'nasty question' is one which one would tend to avoid asking oneself about one's own paper/position but which would find reason to use as the basis of (informed) criticism of a viewpoint with which one disagrees. Such questions, when based on a real understanding of the viewpoint expressed, can most contribute to its evolution. based on a real understanding of the viewpoint expressed, can most contribute to its evolution.