A Critique of the Philosophical Underpinnings

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dc.contributor.author Oppong, Seth
dc.date.accessioned 2016-04-22T19:49:04Z
dc.date.available 2016-04-22T19:49:04Z
dc.date.issued 2014-07
dc.identifier.issn 2079-3715
dc.identifier.uri http://dspace.epoka.edu.al/handle/1/1481
dc.description.abstract The progress of the social science disciplines depends on conducting relevant research. However, research methodology adopted and choices made during the course of the research project are underpinned by varying ontological, epistemological and axiological positions that may be known or unknown to the researcher. This paper sought to critically explore the philosophical underpinnings of the social science research. It was suggested that a “multiversal” ontological position, positivist-hermeneutic epistemological position and value-laden axiological position should be adopted for social science research by non-western scholars as alternative to the dominant naïve realist, positivist, and value-free orientation. Against the backdrop of producing context-relevant knowledge, non-western scholars are encouraged to re-examine their philosophical positions in the conduct of social science research. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Academicus International Scientific Journal en_US
dc.subject epistemology en_US
dc.subject ontology en_US
dc.subject axiology en_US
dc.subject social science research en_US
dc.subject indigenization en_US
dc.title A Critique of the Philosophical Underpinnings en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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