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Title: Some philosophical assumptions underpinning academic research
Authors: Remenyi, Dan
Pather, Shaun
Klopper, Rembrandt
Keywords: Academic research;Philosophical assumptions underpinning research;Logic of research;Rational argument in research;Research objectivity;Research models;Research variables
Issue Date: 2011
Publisher: Alternation
Abstract: Many researchers take for granted that they can apply research methodology principles and research methods without first carefully examining the assumptions underpinning their chosen methods. However, the practice of rigorous research should be informed by a philosophical position. There are a number of philosophical assumptions that need to be known and considered before research begins. Without being aware of these assumptions and understanding their implications research cannot proceed effectively. This consequently would lead to inadequate research outcomes. This paper describes some of these philosophic assumptions and explains their implications.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/11189/5487
ISSN: 1023-1757
Appears in Collections:FID - Journal Articles (DHET subsidised)

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