Concept of the Day: Antipositivism (Interpretivism)
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The Scientific Method of investigation goes through a loop of observation, formulation of a question, coming up with a hypothesis, making a prediction based on the hypothesis, testing the prediction, analyzing the results of the test and coming up with a conclusion. Well, antipositivism (interpretivism) states that the scientific method that is applied to the natural world cannot be applied to the social realm. The idea is that is hard to capture all the variability and the nuance found in human interactions.
Many interpretative researchers immerse themselves in the social context that they are studying and use methods such as interviews and observation.
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