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Major Meta Theory Schools: The Positivists. Positivists: generalizations apart from observable reality considered unacceptable Logical Positivism : statements not describing facts are metaphysical and meaningless Logical Atomism : statements also are meaningful if they are composed of

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Major meta theory schools the positivists
Major Meta Theory Schools: The Positivists

  • Positivists: generalizations apart from observable reality considered unacceptable

    Logical Positivism: statements not describing facts are metaphysical and meaningless

    Logical Atomism: statements also are

    meaningful if they are composed of

    simpler statements that describe

    empirical facts

    Logical Empiricism: metaphysical

    statements acceptable if they

    promote understanding empirical statements

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Major meta theory schools the phenomenologists
Major Meta Theory Schools: The Phenomenologists

  • Phenomenology: immersion of oneself in the flow of experience

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Major Meta Theory Schools: The Constructivists

  • Constructivism: reality constructed by the individual’s encounter with the world and the individual’s set of personal constructs or expectations

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Relations among definitions
Relations Among Definitions

Conceptual Definitions

< Constructs

Operational Definitions

< Selection of Variables

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