Epistemology and Metaphysics for Qualitative Research

by Tomas Pernecky

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  • 9781446282380
  • 9781473986947
  • 9781473987708

This clearly written and provocative text outlines the wide range of epistemological and metaphysical pillars of research.

In a clear, easy to follow style, the reader is guided through an array of concepts that are defined, explained and made simple. With the aid of helpful examples and case studies, the book challenges the prevailing modes of thinking about qualitative inquiry by showcasing an immense variety of philosophical frameworks. Armed with a strong understanding of this philosophical backbone, students will be able to choose and defend a ‘pick and mix’ of research methods that will uniquely complement their research.

  • Empiricism
  • Rationalism
  • Realism
  • Skepticism
  • Idealism
  • Positivism
  • Post-positivism
  • Idea-ism
  • Hermeneutics
  • Phenomenology
  • Social Ontology
  • Quantum Mechanics 

Essential reading for new and experienced researchers, this ‘must’ for any social science bookshelf will help unlock a new level of research creativity.


  • SAGE Publications; September 2016
  • ISBN: 9781473986947
  • Edition: 1
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  • Title: Epistemology and Metaphysics for Qualitative Research
  • Author: Tomas Pernecky
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446282380
  • 9781473986947
  • 9781473987708

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An astonishing contribution! Pernecky’s lucid, engaging treatment of this complex subject matter renders centuries of challenging philosophical argumentation accessible and valuable to students and seasoned qualitative researchers alike. This is a work that will explode stereotypes and make you rethink the paradigms you thought you knew. 

Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446282380
  • 9781473986947
  • 9781473987708