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value neutrality

Definition of Value Neutrality

(noun) Attempting to remain impartial during a study, observation or an analysis.

Example of Value Neutrality

  • When marking a student’s paper, the topic of which is religion, any values pertaining to religion that the teacher marking it has must be cast aside for validity of critique.

Value Neutrality Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /ˈvælju n(j)uˈtrælədi/
    • British English
      • /ˈvaljuː njuːˈtralᵻti/
  • Syllabification: (val·ue neu·tral·i·ty)

Usage Note

  • Plural: value neutralities

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Cite the Definition of Value Neutrality

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “value neutrality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 16, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/value-neutrality/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

value neutrality. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/value-neutrality/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “value neutrality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 16, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/value-neutrality/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“value neutrality.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 16 Oct. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/value-neutrality/>.