Title

Towards a New Concept of Research

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2008

Abstract

Human beings are characterized for their ability to admire and be curious, for their capacity of searching and opening up to knowledge, all of which justify the practice of research. In research, human beings approach different areas of reality through the use of various strategies called methods. A diversity of methods is justified by the many areas of interest and the researcher’s worldview, which has generated endless debates regarding methodology. This article shows how a change in people’s philosophical viewpoints affects the researcher’s methodological preferences. Taking into account the change from the mechanistic worldview of modernism to the systemic-organic-chaotic mind-frame of postmodernism, this debate continues to grow and requires a reconsideration of the concept of scientific research. © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC and Andrews University.

Journal Title

Journal of Research on Christian Education

Volume

17

Issue

2

First Page

153

Last Page

172

DOI

10.1080/10656210802433350

First Department

Graduate Psychology and Counseling

Second Department

Leadership

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