Observation, Frames of Reference, and Perception of Data

October 1986
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct1986, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p22
Academic Journal
The article discusses and compares two types of research approaches which are used in research. The two types are postivistic, which emphasizes the researcher's perspective and the naturalistic which does not. The article debates whether or not one approach is better than another and suggests that a combination of these two approaches and others could be the best overall approach. The article also discusses how the use of different research methods could affect observations and perception of data which is found in research since each method uses a different frame of reference as its basis in conducting the research.


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