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Research design and research paradigms should be led by research questions: a mixed method approach.

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dc.contributor.author Cronje, Franci
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-11T11:03:17Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-11T11:03:17Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11622/48
dc.description.abstract This paper will motivate the stance that research should be situated within a particular paradigm of thinking to avoid such an inquiry to remain on a non-academic technical level. It is, however, argued that although researchers should be familiar with arguments originating from the various paradigmatic stances, that paradigms and philosophies should not lead the initial enquiry but should rather inform results obtained. Plainly stated, research should not be steered by a chosen paradigm. Plowright (2011) successfully argues that the implementation of a paradigm should only come into play with the interpretation of results and should not steer the direction that the research might take. A paradigm should rather be employed to explain, to act as a lens for understanding, to consolidate and synthesise the results that a certain methodology produced. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Research methods en_US
dc.subject Research methodology en_US
dc.subject Mixed method research en_US
dc.title Research design and research paradigms should be led by research questions: a mixed method approach. en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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