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Cultura y representaciones sociales

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MALDONADO GONZALEZ, Ana Lucía; GONZALEZ GAUDIANO, Edgar Javier  and  CAJIGAL MOLINA, Erick. Social representations and epistemological beliefs. Convergent concepts in social research. Cultura representaciones soc [online]. 2019, vol.13, n.26, pp.412-432. ISSN 2007-8110.  http://dx.doi.org/10.28965/2019-26-15.

Several theoretical-methodological approaches in the social sciences facilitate the identification of the different ways in which individuals construct knowledge. These approaches also highlight the conditions necessary for the transfer of information from the individual to the social and vice versa. They are considered to form an acquired and transmitted holistic process of knowledge, which can even transform behavior. Two of these approaches are Social Representations and Epistemological Beliefs. Although considered to be distinct approaches, Social Representations and Epistemological Beliefs are closely linked through their shared convergent points even though their conceptualizations do not reflect this. The article highlights the convergences and divergences of both notions taking into consideration their specific theoretical approach up through their specific methodological approach using different studies undertaken and based on each one of them.

Keywords : Social Representations; Epistemological Beliefs; social research.

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