Post a brief description of your topic of research interest. Next, state the philosophical orientation that reflects your worldview and explain the epistemological and ontological assumptions of this orientation. Then, explain how these assumptions lend themselves to one or more research approaches.
The post is free of grammar, writing, and spelling errors.
“A research topic that interests me is… …”
“The philosophical orientation that reflects my world view is… …”
“Epistemology is… …”
“Ontology is… …”
“An epistemological assumption of (state your philosophical assumption) is… …”
“An ontological assumption of (state your philosophical assumption) is… …”
“A research approach for (state either your epistemological or your ontological assumption) is… …
Philosophy of Science: For this Discussion, you will identify an area of interest for a possible research topic. As you read about the different philosophical orientations in this week’s readings, consider if one of these orientations most closely aligns with your worldview and a particular approach to research.
Babbie, E. (2017). Basics of social research (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
Burkholder, G. J., Cox, K. A., Crawford, L. M., & Hitchcock, J. H. (Eds.). (2020). Research designs and methods: An applied guide for the scholar-practitioner. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.