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Positivism in Social Science Research

The concept of positivism in social science research developed after the studies of a French philosopher August Comte, he focused on the use of scientific techniques to study human behavior. In pure sciences, positivism has long been in use and its roots can be traced back to Aristotle, Descarte, Francis Bacon, and Galileo. Definition As defined by “Mertens (2005) and …

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What is a Research Paradigm?

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Definition A research paradigm is an approach or a research model to conducting a research that has been verified by the research community for long and that has been in practice for hundreds of years. Most of the research paradigms¬†emerge from one of the two of the approaches to research that are positivist approach and interpretivism approach. Every research uses …

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