Week 1 - Intro (Ontology & Epistemology (Ontology; what is social…
Week 1 - Intro
Ontology & Epistemology
Ontology; what is social reality?
Epistemology; How can we understand it?
E; Positivism vs Interpretivism
O; Objectivism vs Constructionism
Deductive vs Inductive
Quantitative vs Qualititative
A set of statements that are logically related
explain observed regularities
often about relations
apply to more situations than the one studied
Relation theory research;
Deduction = from theory to empirical data
Induction = from empirical data to theory
distinguishing ordinary and scientific knowledge
Ordinary knowledge = common sense
Scientific knowledge = research and empirical data to prove theories
Theory -> Question -> Hypothesis -> Observation -> Testing -> Evaluation -> Theory etc..
"Thy Queen Has Opened The Elaborations"
Question -> Observation -> Interpretation -> Theory -> Question etc
"Quincy Opened Inner Thoughts"