An Introduction to the Philosophy of Methodology
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An Introduction to the Philosophy of Methodology

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ISBN-13:
9781446202999
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Erscheinungsdatum:
13.11.2012
Seiten:
248
Autor:
Kerry E. Howell
Gewicht:
448 g
Format:
240x173x14 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Provides students with a concise introduction to the philosophy of methodology.
Problems Identified: Truth Knowledge and the Role of TheoryExplaining Theory
Positivism and Post-Positivism
Phenomenology
Critical Theory
Constructivism and Participatory Paradigms: Introducing Action Research
Postmodernism and Post-Structuralism
Ethnography
Grounded Theory
Hermeneutics
Foucault
Validity, Reliability and Generalization
Methods
Conclusions
This book provides students with a concise introduction to the philosophy of methodology. The book stands apart from existing methodology texts by clarifying in a student-friendly and engaging way distinctions between philosophical positions, paradigms of inquiry, methodology and methods. Building an understanding of the relationships and distinctions between philosophical positions and paradigms is an essential part of the research process and integral to deploying the methodology and methods best suited for a research project, thesis or dissertation.