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Transcript of PRAGMATISM
PRAGMATISM AND DESIGN RESEARCH
Pragmatic Research Philosophy.
Pragmatism and Research Design Features.
Q & A
Ikram Ul Haq
Pragmatism and Research Design Features
Pragmatists contend that most philosophical topics—such as the nature of knowledge, language, concepts, meaning, belief, and science—are all best viewed in terms of their practical uses and successes rather than in terms of representative accuracy.
Pragmatism is concerned with action and change and the interplay between knowledge and action. This makes it appropriate as a basis for research approaches intervening into the world
and not merely observing the world.
According to pragmatism, meaningful outcomes are the results of practical efforts, experience and actions
The Process of achieving a meaningful building design through abduction, practical thinking, remarking our past ideas and forms, and reliance of relevant experience and disciplined actions in order to satisfy the numerous and often conflicting design parameters that bear on architectural design. (Ramroth 2006, p.68)
Pragmatic Research Philosophy
The pragmatic approach to science involves using the method which appears best suited to the research problem and not getting caught up in philosophical debates about which is the best approach.
Pragmatic researchers therefore grant themselves the freedom to use any of the methods, techniques and procedures typically associated with quantitative or qualitative research. They recognise that every method has its limitations and that the different approaches can be complementary.
Pragmatists evaluate research findings based upon their practical, social, and moral consequences as well as their bearing on the human condition.
Pragmatist argues that scientists must be aware of the context within which research applications take place.
The pragmatist prefers to avoid debate about whether constructivitic or positivistic conceptions of truth are more accurate. The pragmatist considers the practical concerns with human existence, the research questions being asked, and the consequences of inquiry, to be more important than which version of the truth is better than another.
These features are not dedicated to any one philosophical system of reality.
provide researchers the freedom to chose the methods, techniques, and procedures of research that best meet his or her needs and purposes.
do not see the world as an absolute unity, or only one way; rather the pragmatist views research as mixed methods researchers, who view many approaches to collecting and analyzing data – both qualitatively or quantitatively.
allow for truth to be reported as what works at the time rather than as a duel between reality that is independent of the mind or reality that is within the mind.
permit the researcher to discover “what” and “how” rather than to research based upon intended consequences.
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