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Epistemological and methodological bases of naturalistic inquiry

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How suitable is the rationalistic paradigm for research focusing on human behavior? Proposing that naturalistic inquiry better serves the social/ behavioral sciences, the authors define the differences between the two paradigms and suggest criteria for ensuring the trustworthiness of naturalistic inquiry.

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Guba, E.G., Lincoln, Y.S. Epistemological and methodological bases of naturalistic inquiry. ECTJ 30, 233–252 (1982). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02765185

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Keywords

  • Tacit Knowledge
  • Axiom System
  • Straight Line Segment
  • Naturalistic Inquiry
  • Propositional Knowledge