Год издания: 2005
Количество страниц: 528
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"Foundations for Inquiry," a philosophy of social science book, demonstrates the myriad alternatives facing researchers, including assumptions they have about ways of creating knowledge, the beliefs and values they hold regarding reality, and the philosophical and managerial allegiances they hold. With this information, readers will have the knowledge to select among these alternatives, appreciate the tradeoffs involved, and understand how they affect the ways that data is collected, analyzed, and interpreted and that "truth" is ultimately created. Most books about research address the "how to" of inquiry, rather than the "why."A‚A "Foundations for Inquiry" enlightens readers about the variety of philosophic assumptions regarding inquiry and organizational phenomena, demonstrates how these assumptions shape subsequent choices about theories, and shows how theoretical and philosophic choices consequently shape and guide the research process. Awareness of these choices and the...