Conflicting Research Assumptions and Complementary Distinctions

October 1986
Journal of Teaching in Physical Education;Oct1986, Vol. 6 Issue 1, p30
Academic Journal
The article discusses the difficulties associated with conducting research and with having to choose a particular research approach and associated research perspective. The article discusses the naturalistic and positivistic approaches in particular, and notes that research strategies, methods, tools, and results can all be influenced by the type of method and perspective which is chosen. The article also discusses how a researcher's pre-existing assumptions and beliefs about the research subject can influence these same things, and suggests that in order for effective research to be done, broad not narrow thinking needs to occur when it is being conducted..


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