Setting the Methodological Scene: The Value of Explication and Pluralization of Moral Grammars

Aviad E. Raz, Silke Schicktanz

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Abstract

When people engage in moral discourse, this involves questioning and rationalizing underlying assumptions. Qualitative analysis of these shared questions and assumptions can lead to their underpinning “cultural scripts”. We describe this methodology in the context of focus group discussions as a form of “mini” public discourse. By examining lay, affected, and religious groups in Germany and Israel, we aim to study how cultural (national and religious) contrasts exist alongside shared positions. The latter point us to the necessary reflection about what ‘being affected’ by disease-based experiences means for bioethics.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSpringerBriefs in Ethics
PublisherSpringer Nature
Pages13-20
Number of pages8
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2016

Publication series

NameSpringerBriefs in Ethics
ISSN (Print)2211-8101
ISSN (Electronic)2211-811X

Keywords

  • Cultural Representation
  • Cultural Script
  • Focus Group
  • Focus Group Discussion
  • Moral Discourse

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