Contemporary research paradigms and philosophies

Gannon, M. J., Taheri, B. and Azer, J. (2022) Contemporary research paradigms and philosophies. In: Okumus, F., Rasoolimanesh, S. M. and Jahani, S. (eds.) Contemporary Research Methods in Hospitality and Tourism. Emerald: Bingley, pp. 5-19. ISBN 9781801175470 (doi: 10.1108/978-1-80117-546-320221002)

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Understanding the most appropriate research philosophy to underpin any piece of scholarly inquiry is crucial if one hopes to address research problems in a manner distinct from those already evidenced across extant literature. Distinct philosophical ideas and positions are often associated with specific research designs, therefore influencing the research approach adopted in any given study. Identifying an appropriate philosophical approach requires robust comprehension of how philosophical positions differ, alongside a reflective understanding of one's own perceptions and beliefs regarding what knowledge and reality “are” and how new knowledge is discovered, developed, and/or confirmed. This chapter therefore discusses different research paradigms and philosophies in order to identify core distinctions therein, highlighting the advantages and the challenges associated with different philosophical approaches to research along the way.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Azer, Dr Jaylan
Authors: Gannon, M. J., Taheri, B., and Azer, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management

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