Epistemological foundations of quantitative research

Epistemological foundations of quantitative research
Epistemology
Quantitative research
Greek word epistêmê
philosophy of knowledge
define knowledge
Systematic investigation
quantifiable data
statistical techniques
Test whether a proposed hypothesis is true or not.
Results are based on bigger sample sizes
social phenomenon
specific research methodology
focuses
numerical and invariable data
Meticulous and convergent reasoning
Epistemologies underlying theory and practice
difference between
quantitative research
qualitative research
Quantitative point of view
Underlying worldview
realistic
positivist
qualitative research
subjetivista
positivism
philosophical theory
certainty or truth
True knowledge
natural phenomena
Properties and relationships
is found in this a posteriori knowledge.
subjectivism
gives primacy to subjective experience
of all measure and law
Diversity of epistemologies
underlie the theory
practice in quantitative research
Floating
Floating
Floating
Post-positivism
Interpretivism
Criticalism
Postmodernism
critical realism
Group different approaches
includes the deep assessment and evaluation of society and culture
underlines the importance of subjective responses of people and communities
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