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Constructivism Paradigm in Social Science Research

Constructivism is an approach to conducting the research just like positivism. This approach is one of the most misunderstood because of its unconventional approach to using a confirm methodology. Constructivism is based on the belief that human behavior and their actions are based on the relative experiences they have of the society and how they perceive it. Constructivists believe that …

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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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Introduction to Research Paradigms

In social, physical and behavioral sciences there are two research paradigms that form the foundations of the research. Research paradigms are a very extensive topic and to deal with such topic you need to go in a comprehensive discussion about them. Here in this article, we will only define the two basic research paradigms, their uses, and their characteristics. A …

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