University of Phoenix Research Assignment

For this assignment you will begin to grow as a scholar and researcher by relying on scholarly texts and resources and not the textbooks required for this course. It is important to note that as a general rule, textbooks are not scholarly resources because they do not contain original research. Search the library for peer-reviewed journal articles or texts that discuss the four paradigms listed below; complete the assignment based on the information you find in the library.

CANNOT USE ANY OF THESES BOOKS

Textbooks

Babbie, E. (2016). The practice of social research (14th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Glesne, C. (2016). Becoming qualitative researchers: An introduction (5th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon.

Ravitch, S. M., & Riggan, M. (2017). Reason & rigor: How conceptual frameworks guide research. Thousand Oaks: CA. Sage.

Thomas, G. (2013). How to do your research project: A guide for students in education and applied social sciences. London: Sage.

Write a 700- to 1,050-word paper comparing and contrasting the following research paradigms:

  • Positivist
  • Interpretivist
  • Critical
  • Pragmatic

Address the following questions:

  • What are the similar parts and different parts for each of these paradigms?
  • What research methodologies are employed in each paradigm?

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