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The epistemological foundation of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies a critical analysis

Ali, Muhammad Mumtaz (2020) The epistemological foundation of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies a critical analysis. Epistemology, 7 (8). pp. 130-157. ISSN 2519-6480 E-ISSN 2663-5828

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Abstract

There is an assumption in the discourse on research methodologies of social sciences and religious studies that the quantitative and qualitative research methodologies are neutral and universally acceptable as valid methods of research. Hence, they are studied extensively and applied in both pure and applied research programs without reservation especially in social sciences and religious studies. This paper examines critically the epistemological foundation of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies to ascertain the validity of this assumption. For this, the paper explores the epistemological foundation of quantitative and qualitative research methods. It is followed by an examination of the epistemological foundation of research methodologies of modern research. Finally, the paper assesses how for the application of these methodologies is relevant to Islamic tradition especially to Islamic research

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 540/84910
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science, Method, Methodology, Research, Quantitative, Qualitative
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General) > B720 Medieval
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BC Logic
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Muhammad Mumtaz Ali
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2020 16:09
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2020 16:09
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/84910

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