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Interpretivism and Social constructivist

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matthew brooksbank

on 27 January 2013

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Transcript of Interpretivism and Social constructivist

Interpretivism and Social Constructionism Paradigm A belief system or theory that guides the way we do things, or more formally establishes a set of practices

Paradigm Components Ontology, Epistomology Methodology Interpretevists try to understand the world as lived by the people in it, by trying to understand the meanings of thinking and behaviour of research participants Formulating Qualitative Research Questions Positivism Post Positivism Critical Theory Interpretivism
Constructivism What's out there to know?
What and how can we know about it?
How do we go about acquiring that knowledge? qualitative purists who reject positivism The researcher is part of what he/she is doing Human interest, intuition and reflection crucial to research process and investigation The research goal is to increase general understanding of the situation The research process probes at rich data to increase understanding Concepts and variables should incorporate stakeholder perspectives Sampling requirements may be non-probability sampling methods with a number of cases for specific reasons So, in summary........ Social constructivists believe that we can only explore the realities of individuals as they experience the world, drawing on the interpretations of others Interpretevists believe that humans will consider and analyse what they do which in turns allows them to make judgements about what it is they will say and to whom Use of naturalistic inquiry - use of observation, unstructured inteviews and transcription to make sense of the participants experience. Identify idea
Question formula
P I C O principle Population
Outcome Eg:
In mild to moderate asthmatics (P), does the regular use of Salbutamol (I) compared to as needed use (C) result in worse asthma control (O)? Don't forget..... Boolean Operators.........'and', 'or' and 'not' Literature Search!!!!!
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