CMNS 262 Lecture Notes - Lecture 1: Postpositivism, Antipositivism, Nomothetic

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Part 1: introduction (encountering the world, knowledge and power, What academic research is, phases of process. Used by prof: ** how you encounter the world and the story you tell about that encounter** A set of choices about: ontology nature of reality (stable practice/fixed so could study as a given or flexible/shifting performance so could study from different perspectives and emphasize change). The way you see the world vastly effects how you choose to go about studying it: epistemology if/how reality can be known (truths or opinions). This might depend on what you"re studying: methodology (key focus of this course) how data is gathered and analyzed (statistics or impressions?). How you choose may reflect your thoughts on the two above: representation (this one is not typical of research scholars but important for. Communication) the story we tell (factual or believable?) Head of baseball research: where is researcher located (inside or outside action?)

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