Philosophy of Science

How does the lens from which you view the world shape your approach to research inquiry? Why is it important as a scholar-practitioner engaged in research to acknowledge your worldview?

The Learning Resources in this first week will help you answer these questions, and they will provide you with a foundation in the philosophy of science that will help you appreciate various research designs and methods. With this foundation, you will be encouraged to reflect on how your assumptions about the acquisition of truth and the nature of the world influence your approach to the research process.

Post a brief, description of the topic of research interest; the quality of parent-child relationships in correlation to learning development among toddlers/preschoolers. Next, state the philosophical orientation that reflects your worldview and explains the epistemological and ontological assumptions of this orientation. Then, explain how these assumptions lend themselves to one or more research approaches.

3-4 paragraphs. APA Format. Reference resources as needed.

Below and attached are course learning resources. Incorporate as needed or find your own to support your writing.

Babbie, E. (2016). Basics of social research (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.

Chapter 1, “Human Inquiry and Science”

Burkholder, G. J., Cox, K. A., & Crawford, L. M. (2016). The scholar-practitioner’s guide to research design. Baltimore, MD: Laureate Publishing.

Chapter 2, “Philosophical Foundations and the Role of Theory in Research

Attached are transcripts from media videos.