Monday, October 15, 2007

Class Notes October 15

How do we know things- experience, an authority figure tells you, read about them, social norms, Religion and faith. Travel of experience, know about other cultures, weather. Science is a big one, experements back up ideas and prove certian ideas.
Ways of Knowing
Quantitative-positivist paradigm
-researcher has to be objective
-fixed reality
-predictions that will generalize to other situations
-we can't experience world directly, so we dont knwo for sure what world is.
-Constructivist paradigm
-reality socially constructed by participants
ever changing
know our research is subjective

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