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Click to edit Master subtitle style 5/24/11 Research 2 Bryson
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5/24/11 Review Philosophy of Science/Research
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5/24/11 Quantitative Explanatory Qualitative Exploratory or Descriptive
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5/24/11 Research is… A search for knowledge A systematic investigation The Scientific Community is involved in discovering, interpreting and developing methods or systems for understanding
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5/24/11 Philosophy of All research is based on assumptions about how the world is perceived and how we can best come to understand it
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5/24/11 Ontology the branch of metaphysics that studies the nature of existence or being Everything can be measured?
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5/24/11 - a philosophical system founded by Auguste Comte, concerned with positive facts and phenomena, and excluding speculation upon ultimate causes or origins Accepts only what can be known by experience – experimental investigation, observation and Positivism
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5/24/11 Post-positivism A different philosophical perspective on research One part of this is critical realist who tend to believe that there is a reality independent of our thinking about it that science can study recognizes that all observation is fallible
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