Naturalistic Inquiry (Hardcover)

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Naturalistic Inquiry provides social scientists with a basic but comprehensive rationale for non-positivistic approaches to research. It confronts the basic premise underlying the scientific tradition that all questions can be answered by employing empirical, testable, replicable research techniques. The authors maintain that there are scientific facts that existing paradigms cannot explain, and argue against traditional positivistic inquiry. They suggest an alternative approach supporting the use of the naturalistic paradigm.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780803924314
ISBN-10: 0803924313
Publisher: Sage Publications, Inc
Publication Date: April 1st, 1985
Pages: 416
Language: English