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Self reflection about quantitative methodology, qualitative methodology and mixed methods research.
- underlying philosophy of Constructivism (also known as Idealism)
- considers knowledge (reality) to be ‘constructed’ (i.e., shared meaning or interpretation of the nature of being in the world)
- constructions are subjective (i.e., subject to individual interpretation)
- uses inductive reasoning (research-then-theory approach) where 1. categories/themes emerge from the data during analysis, and 2. categories/themes play an active role in development of theory