Flashcards in Understanding paradigms for nursing research Deck (9)
What is a paradigm?
-patterns of belief or general assumptions
-sets of philosophical underpinnings from which research approaches follow
- (research traditions, world views, methodologies)
-provide viewpoint, process and principles --> investigation conducted and interpreted
What are the paradigms in nursing research?
Quantitative and Qualitative
What are other words for quantitative?
positivism (empiricism), post positivism
What are other words used for qualitative?
-Interpretive and constructivism (underpinned by these)
-critical social theory
Use the example of red to describe the 2 paradigms
-measured objectively (wavelengths)
-accept something if it can be objectively measured
-wish to know what red means regardless of an objective definition
-description and prediction
-value-free oobservations not possible
-absolute truth rarely established
-articulates voices of pps
-seeks understanding and shared meaning