Philosophical framework in research

Any kind of work or study, we always bring a certain set of beliefs as well as philosophical assumptions. Qualitative researchers understand the importance of beliefs and theories that inform their work and also actively write about them in their research. John creswell in his book “qualitative inquiry and research design” describes these assumptions and frames them into interpretive frameworks so we can understand their significance to our own research. Before i get there i must first define in greater depth the problem i am trying to solve and have chosen to explore some of the theoretical methods or approaches to qualitative research to better guide my researchers undertake a qualitative study, they are in effect agreeing to its underlying philosophical assumptions, while bringing to the study their own world views that end up shaping the direction of their research. Creswell describes the following four philosophical assumptions:Ontological (the nature of reality): relates to the nature of reality and its characteristics.

Researchers embrace the idea of multiple realities and report on these multiple realities by exploring multiple forms of evidence from different individuals’ perspectives and mological (how researchers know what they know): researchers try to get as close as possible to participants being studied. Subjective evidence is assembled based on individual views from research conducted in the gical (the role of values in research): researchers make their values known in the study and actively reports their values and biases as well as the value-laden nature of information gathered from the ology (the methods used in the process of research):  inductive, emerging, and shaped by the researcher’s experience in collecting and analyzing the retive retive frameworks can be considered a basic set of beliefs that guide action. The philosophical assumptions (ontology, epistemology, axiology, and methodology) are embedded within interpretive frameworks that researchers use. Creswell suggests interpretive frameworks may be social science theories (leadership, attribution, political influence and control, and many others) to frame the researcher’s theoretical lens in studies. I have summarized these in the table listing the approaches and practices for sitivismscientific, reductionism oriented, cause/effect, a priori theoriesinquiry in logically related steps; multiple perspectives from participants not single reality; rigorous data collection and analysis; use of computer constructivismthe understanding of the world in which we live and work, the development of multiple meanings, the researchers look for complexity of viewpointsresearchers ask broad general open-ended questions; focus on the 'processes' of interaction; focus on historical and cultural settings of participants; acknowledge their background shapes interpretation, 'interpret' the meanings others have about the dernism perspectivesknowledge claims in multiple perspectives such as race, gender, class and group affiliations; negative conditions revealed in presence of hierarchies, power, control, by individuals in the hierarchy and multiple meanings of language; different discourses; marginalized people that are important; meta-narratives or universals hold true of the social conditions; need to 'deconstruct' text to learn about hierarchies, oppositions and retive biography; narrative; grounded theory; tismfocuses on outcomes; 'what works' to address research problem; researchers freedom of choice of methods; many approaches to collecting & analyzing dataresearchers use multiple methods to answer questions; research is conducted that best addresses the research st theoriesfocus on women's diverse situations; subject matter focused on domination within patriarchal society; lens focused on gender; goals focused to establish collaborative relationships to place researcher within study - not objective, but need to examine researchers background to determine validity and trustworthiness of accounts; the need to report womens' voices without exploiting them; the need to use methods in self-disclosing & respectful al theoryfocus concerned with empowering people to transcend constraints placed on them by race, class, and power; interpret or illuminate social action; themes include scientific study of institutions and their transformation through interpreting meanings of social life; historical problems; domination, alienation, and social on changes in how people think - encourage interaction, networks for 'social theorizing'; focus on use of intensive case study or historically comparative cases; formation of formal models; use of 'ethnographic accounts' (interpretive social psychology).

Race theoryto present stories of discrimination; eradicate racial subjugation while recognizing race is a social construct; interact race with other inequalities such as gender and ch places race and racism in the foreground of the research process; research looks for ways to explain experiences; research offers transformative theoryrelated to complexities of individual identity; explores how identities reproduce and perform in social forums; uses term 'queer theory' to allow incorporation of other social elements including race, class, age; holds binary distinctions are inadequate to describe sexual postmodern or poststructural orientation to deconstruct dominant theories related to identity; focuses on how identity is culturally linked to discourse and overlaps with human lity theoriesfocus on addressing inclusion in schools, encompassing administrators, teachers, parents of children with disabilities; focus on disability as a dimension of human difference rather than ch process views individuals with disabilities as different; questions asked, labels applied to these individuals, communication methods, and consideration of how data collected will benefit community considered; data reported in respectful order to carry out any kind of research that uses either part or all qualitative methods, it is important to consider the philosophical assumptions as well as the interpretive frameworks described here. Carnaghan,Thank you for your synthesis about philosophical assumptions that are embedded in interpretive frameworks. I’m having a hard time with my marketing research that talks about the phenomenology of the lgbt community: a marketing standpoint. I just realized the table of interpretive frameworks from creswell was no longer working and i have now fixed this. I have an elongated understanding regarding qualitative assumptions and framework haire itai sting staff on reserach philosophy!

Carnagham, the explanation of the link between philosophical assumptions and interpretative frameworks was very helpful. You stated that the interpretative frameworks have changed, where can i find the corrections that you made? M not sure if i stated they were changing, but the interpretative frameworks outlined here are creswell’s take on them. I would also recommend looking at other you please tell me something about philosophical thinking framework and its importance in writing an sir am struggling in differentiating between pragmatism and constructvism, which one goes with multiple realities and which one goes with a single reality? Research design: framework for integrating philosophical and practical gham information1university of dundee, ctaim: to provide and elucidate a comprehensible framework for the design of social ound: an abundance of information exists concerning the process of designing social research.

The overall message that can be gleaned is that numerable elements - both philosophical (ontological and epistemological assumptions and theoretical perspective) and practical (issue to be addressed, purpose, aims and research questions) - are influential in the process of selecting a research methodology and methods, and that these elements and their inter-relationships must be considered and explicated to ensure a coherent research design that enables well-founded and meaningful conclusions. There is a lack of guidance concerning the integration of practical and philosophical elements, hindering their consideration and sources: the author's phd research into loneliness and methods: this is a methodology sion: a guiding framework that incorporates all of the philosophical and practical elements influential in social research design is presented. The chronological and informative relationships between the elements are sion: the framework presented can be used by social researchers to consider and explicate the practical and philosophical elements influential in the selection of a methodology and ations for practice/research: it is hoped that the framework presented will aid social researchers with the design and the explication of the design of their research, thereby enhancing the credibility of their projects and enabling their research to establish well-founded and meaningful ds: social research design; guiding framework; philosophical and practical elements; research methodologypmid: 25251818 doi: 10. E1276 [indexed for medline] sharemesh termmesh termresearch design*linkout - more resourcesfull text sourcesovid technologies, commons home. Help centerless log insign alitative and quantitative research design and philosophical assumption also the different research methods in research designs9 pagesqualitative and quantitative research design and philosophical assumption also the different research methods in research designsuploaded bybaseer ch  connect to downloadget docxqualitative and quantitative research design and philosophical assumption also the different research methods in research designsdownloadqualitative and quantitative research design and philosophical assumption also the different research methods in research designsuploaded bybaseer chloading previewsorry, preview is currently unavailable.