TITLE

Exploring the Philosophical Underpinnings of Research: Relating Ontology and Epistemology to the Methodology and Methods of the Scientific, Interpretive, and Critical Research Paradigms

AUTHOR(S)
Scotland, James
PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
English Language Teaching;Sep2012, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p9
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This paper explores the philosophical underpinnings of three major educational research paradigms: scientific, interpretive, and critical. The aim was to outline and explore the interrelationships between each paradigm's ontology, epistemology, methodology and methods. This paper reveals and then discusses some of the underlying assumptions of educational research. Consequently, this paper is relevant to every English language teacher who is a reader of research.
ACCESSION #
79934817

 

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