For this Discussion, you will identify an area of interest for a possible research topic. As you read about the different philosophical orientations in this weekâ€™s readings, consider if one of these orientations most closely aligns with your worldview and a particular approach to research.
Post a brief description of your topic of research interest. Next, state the philosophical orientation that reflects your worldview and explain the epistemological and ontological assumptions of this orientation. Then, explain how these assumptions lend themselves to one or more research approaches.(500 words or more)
Be sure to support your Main Issue Post and Response Post with reference to the required readings and other scholarly evidence in APA Style.
Babbie, E. (2017).
Basics of social research (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
- Chapter 1, â€œHuman Inquiry and Scienceâ€
Burkholder, G. J., Cox, K. A., & Crawford, L. M. (2016).
The scholar-practitionerâ€™s guide to research design. Baltimore, MD: Laureate Publishing.
- Chapter 2, â€œPhilosophical Foundations and the Role of Theory in Researchâ€