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Epistemological and Methodological Bases of Naturalistic Inquiry


ECTAJTRD Volume 30, Number 4, ISSN 0148-5806


Five major differences between the rationalistic and naturalistic paradigms of inquiry are accounted for: the nature of reality; the nature of the inquirer-object relationship; the nature of truth statements; assumptions about causal relationships; and the role of values within disciplined inquiry. Thirty-one sources are appended. (EJS)


Guba, E.G. & Lincoln, Y.S. (1982). Epistemological and Methodological Bases of Naturalistic Inquiry. Educational Communication and Technology: A Journal of Theory, Research, and Development, 30(4), 233. Retrieved May 19, 2019 from .

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