Epistemology and Metaphysics for Qualitative Research

1st Edition

Tomas Pernecky
eISBN-13: 9781473987708

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This clearly written and provocative text outlines the wide range of epistemological and metaphysical pillars of research.



In a clear, easy to follow style, the reader is guided through an array of concepts that are defined, explained and made simple. With the aid of helpful examples and case studies, the book challenges the prevailing modes of thinking about qualitative inquiry by showcasing an immense variety of philosophical frameworks. Armed with a strong understanding of this philosophical backbone, students will be able to choose and defend a ‘pick and mix’ of research methods that will uniquely complement their research.

Empiricism
Rationalism
Realism
Skepticism
Idealism
Positivism
Post-positivism
Idea-ism
Hermeneutics
Phenomenology
Social Ontology
Quantum Mechanics 

Essential reading for new and experienced researchers, this ‘must’ for any social science bookshelf will help unlock a new level of research creativity.

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ISBNs 9781446282397, 9781446282397, 1473987709, 9781473987708
Language English
Number of Pages 248
Edition 1st