10.14 - Reality Reality is relative to the person o E.g. If...

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Naturalist Inquiry Ontology – the nature of reality o Everything starts with a questions and some questions should be answered one way and another question could be answered another way Episcomology – the nature and origins o Episcomology commitment o Episcomological assumptions Paradigm – worldview o A model, framework o A bunch of articulated ideas that give us a worldview o Two major paradigms – positivism (usually with quantitative) and interpretism (usually with qualitative) Worldview – how do we see things Quantitative Approaches Realities are outside the individual Has numbers and thus easy statistics Qualitative Approaches Realities are not there, they are socially created Doesn’t have numbers Interpretism paradigm Reality is always related to the observer; can’t always be objective
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Unformatted text preview: Reality Reality is relative to the person o E.g. If a tiger comes into the room and walks up to one person and licks them then walks out, and then everyone writes about the experience, only the person licked would truly know what it felt like You can do research on reality, it is out there Knowledge It is so important to describe things thoroughly Cause and effect is important o This tells you something about what research method would be the best How to we create meaning or knowledge To create knowledge on the positivist simply find reality Knowledge is always created with some extent of non-objectivity because every reality is relative to the observer...
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This note was uploaded on 03/17/2010 for the course ADPR 3510 taught by Professor Sweetser during the Fall '09 term at University of Georgia Athens.

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