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Research Philosophy

 

I developed the educational research methodology framework. See http://www.patrickblessinger.com/educational-research-methodology-framework/.

 

I am a mixed methods researcher and I utilize all major quantitative and qualitative methods.  I tend towards a pragmatic, integrative, and interdisciplinary research philosophy and conceptual framework and I use a variety of research methods in order to answer the research question(s) under investigation. Ontologically and epistemologically, my research perspective leans towards realism and my preference is towards answering research questions that lean towards using a critical realist and interpretivist philosophy in order to best understand and explain the phenomena at work and to best explain the complexities and nuances of human experience, motivations, emotions, values, perceptions, attitudes, and behavior. Axiologically, I believe that a deontological position should be used in that all research should be performed ethically and conducted within established standards of human behavior (e.g., legal, organizational, professional, cultural).

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