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Pragmatism, Methodology and Politics of Research

Essay 2017 7 Seiten

Politik - Methoden, Forschung

Zusammenfassung

The field of research has been coupled by a myriad of unending debates since the time immemorial. The centre of this discussion is in the methodologies used in social and behavioural sciences. It has resulted in a significant divide between the advocates of either the qualitative or quantitative paradigms. Keenly evaluating this dispute, it has resulted in nothing substantial in the field of research rather than purists. Mono-method research, however, is a significant challenge endangering the advancements in the social sciences. It is highly divisive in that sense.

In my perspective, however, from experience gathered in the field of research and studies on the methodologies employed in solving various research problems, I recommend the pragmatism paradigm in addressing a particular research problem. As long as we expect our research findings to be valued by the educational stakeholders, then we should not ignore the significance and importance of utilising both qualitative and quantifiable research approaches concurrently in our investigation in social and also in behavioural sciences. Though pragmatism is a new research paradigm in the field of social and behavioural science, it eliminates the confusion which for a long time has marred and characterised the research paradigms. It possesses a significant challenge to researchers on choosing the appropriate method to use in their research works.

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Seiten
7
Jahr
2017
ISBN (eBook)
9783668743847
Dateigröße
459 KB
Sprache
Englisch
Katalognummer
v432174
Institution / Hochschule
Istanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi – Communication
Note
3
Schlagworte
politics methods research communication

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