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Circular reasoning for the evolution of research through a strategic construction of research methodologies

Park, Dongmyung and Bahrudin, Fadzli Irwan and Han, Ji (2020) Circular reasoning for the evolution of research through a strategic construction of research methodologies. International Journal of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods, 8 (3). pp. 1-23. ISSN 2056-3620 E-ISSN 2056-3639

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In a research process, the inductive and deductive reasoning approach has shortcomings in terms of validity and applicability, respectively. Also, the objective-oriented reasoning approach can output findings with some of the two limitations. That meaning, the reasoning approaches do have flaws as a means of methodically and reliably answering research questions. Hence, they are often coupled together and formed a strong basis for an expansion of knowledge. However, academic discourse on best practice in selecting multiple reasonings for a research project is limited. This paper highlights the concept of a circular reasoning process of which a reasoning approach is complemented with one another for robust research findings. Through a strategic sequence of research methodologies, the circular reasoning process enables the capitalisation of strengths and compensation of weaknesses of inductive, deductive, and objective-oriented reasoning. Notably, an extensive cycle of the circular reasoning process would provide a strong foundation for embarking into new research, as well as expanding current research.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 9787/84908
Uncontrolled Keywords: circular reasoning, inductive reasoning, deductive reasoning, objective-oriented reasoning
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA174 Engineering design
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Applied Arts and Design
Depositing User: Asst. Dr Fadzli Irwan Bahrudin
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2020 11:58
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020 11:58
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/84908

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