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INFLUENCE OF SINGLE PARENTS ON CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 20 Running head: INFLUENCE OF SINGLE PARENTS ON CHILDHOOD DEVELOPMENT 1 The influence of single-parent families on the development of children Name Institution Affiliation Date. The research design elements are influenced by several factors such as what the researcher knows about the research topic, the method used for research as well as methodologies and effectiveness of the selected methods. Besides that, the theoretical perspective on which the research is grounded influences the research process. According to Crotty (1998), a researcher should get a good understanding of the key research design terms as they are likely to influence the whole research process. The definition and illustration of the use of the research design elements that will be used in this research are as follows: 3.1. Epistemology Epistemology referrers to the source of knowledge or the relationship between what one thinks one knows and what one knows. Therefore, epistemology requires a researcher to provide well arguable grounding for the what and how of perceived knowledge. The study of beings or ontology is highly related to epistemology because both explain realities of the mind hence social reality. There are three aspects of epistemology. To begin with, constructivist as is explained by Guba and Lincoln (1998) is the kind of knowledge that is based on the social contexts. Thus, a social phenomenon exists only if there is a social context that model the phenomena. In return, a
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social context exists if people contribute to building the context. Therefore, this type of
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  • Spring '16
  • Sociology, researcher, Research Design Elements

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