The Epistemological Foundations of Quantitative Research Concept Map

The epistemological
foundations of quantitative
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Epistemology
cones from the Greek
word episteme
Quantitative research
quantitative research
systematic investigation of a
topic related to a social
phenomenon
Specific research
methodology gathering
quantifiable data
analyzes the information collected
results are based on larger sample sizes that are
representive of the study group.
view of quantitative research
Experiential realism
Pragmatism
Epistemologies underlying
theory and practice
It is not possible to observe
the would only objectively
the perception itself
influences in some way what
is being observed
limit to admit
the subjectivity
that the meaning and truth of any idea is a
function of its practical results
mixed methods
Positivism
Subjectivism
Post-positivism
Intepretivism
Criticalism
Postmodermism
Philosophical theory stating that certain
("positive") Knowledge is based on natural
phenomena and their properties and relations
Sensory experience, interpreted through
reason and logic, constitutes the exclusive
source of all true knowledge.
Valid knowledge (certinty or truth) is found
only in this a posteriori knowledge.
Our own mental activity is the only
unquestionable fact of our experience
Subjectivism gives primacy to subjective
experience as fundamental of all measure
and law.
Critical realism
there is a reality independent of
out thinking about which science
can study.
all obsevartion is fallible
or imperfect
Prior understaning of other
theories and concepts
interprets the
components of the
study
incorporates human interest
in a study.
Science is not universal
Through social constructions such as
language, consciousness, shared
meanings and instruments
Objetive
change limiting social
conditions.
Changing the existing and
limiting social conditions
Publicize and challenge
power structures.
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Culture is changeable
there is no probability of having
objective knowledge
not accepting rational findings
quantitive
qualitative
the observation
implies a more active
interaction through our
bodies with the word
activity that is based on this
subject / object scheme
post-positivism
human knowledge
Using
Statistical
mathematical
computational techniques
Its purpose is to test whether a
proposed study hypothesis is true or
not.
the research study can generally
be replicated, simulated or
repeated, due to its high
reliability.
the world is seen as
reality that can be
empirically determined
experiential realism and
pragmatism.
human congectures
approach to reality as
best they can.
is the philosophy of
knowledge
define knowledge
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