This mind map of the epistemological foundations of quantitative research is used to improve quantitative results or to increase background knowledge that would otherwise be difficult to gather using quantitative designs (Muntaner & Gómez, 2003). The benefits of using qualitative data may be best understood by looking at the underlying philosophical views, particularly from an epistemological standpoint, because the nature of knowledge is characterized and classified by purpose and design, as shown in the mind map of the epistemological foundations of quantitative research. A critical approach seeks to empower and identify emancipatory information, whereas a postmodern/poststructural approach seeks to deconstruct previously held truths and rationales.
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The epistemological foundationsof quantitive research.
Quantitative research characterizes forbeing a systematic investigation of a topicrelated to a social phenomenon and aspecific research methodology gatheringquantifiable data and using statistical
Some of the most used quantitativemethods can be discrete and continuoussimulation, heuristic and meta-heuristicanalysis methods, as well as design ofexperiments (very abundant in the scientificliterature).
Epistemology is a branch of philosophy whoseobject of study is scientific Knowledge.
Episteme was the reflective knowledgeelaborated with rigor.
The underlying philosophies andworldviews of researchers, also calledepistemologies, are basically thefundamentals that mark the differencebetween quantitive and qualitativereserch.
Is the doctrine that "our own mental activity is the onlyunquestionable fact of our experience", instead ofshared or communal, and that there is no external orobjective truth... Subjectivism gives primacy to subjectiveexperience as fundamental of all measure and law.
Is a philosophical theory stating that certain ("positive")Knowledge is based on natural phenomena and theirproperties and telations.
Post-positivists consider that research can never becertain, and that researchers should approximate thatreality as best as they can. That is the best way how theycan represent that reality.