The Epistemological Foundations of Quantitative Research Mind Map

The epistemological foundations
of quantitive research.
Quantitative research characterizes for
being a systematic investigation of a topic
related to a social phenomenon and a
specific research methodology gathering
quantifiable data and using statistical
Some of the most used quantitative
methods can be discrete and continuous
simulation, heuristic and meta-heuristic
analysis methods, as well as design of
experiments (very abundant in the scientific
literature).
Epistemology is a branch of philosophy whose
object of study is scientific Knowledge.
Episteme was the reflective knowledge
elaborated with rigor.
The underlying philosophies and
worldviews of researchers, also called
epistemologies, are basically the
fundamentals that mark the difference
between quantitive and qualitative
reserch.
Subjectivism
Positivism
Is the doctrine that "our own mental activity is the only
unquestionable fact of our experience",[1] instead of
shared or communal, and that there is no external or
objective truth... Subjectivism gives primacy to subjective
experience as fundamental of all measure and law.
Is a philosophical theory stating that certain ("positive")
Knowledge is based on natural phenomena and their
properties and telations.
Post-positivists consider that research can never be
certain, and that researchers should approximate that
reality as best as they can. That is the best way how they
can represent that reality.
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