DSh 2016 01 13 SASO research seminar epistemology and ontology

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DSh 2016 01 13 SASO research seminar epistemology and ontology
In this seminar a typology of four broad approaches will be used to make
sense of the methodological diversity to be found in social research:
positivism, interpretivism, critical research, and constructionism.
The aim is to offer this workshop for SASO PhD's. The surplus value is that a
broad theme will be applied to specific sport (sociological) research themes.
Detailed format of the activity:
Interactive workshop concerning epistemology and ontology with an invited
speaker, Gustaaf Cornelis (research philosopher within the VUB community): he
confirmed already his attendance
We will ask him for a useful general text on research epistemology in
preparation (reader)
Position examples (based on abstracts) in different epistemologies
Aim for each PhD-student is to position his/her own research and to make a
SWOT analysis of his/her used epistemology
Timing/planning of activity:
13/01/2016
Whole day
Registration and more information by sending an email to
Contact person: Evi Buelens
[email protected]
Content & Competences:
In this seminar a typology of four broad approaches will be used to make
sense of the methodological diversity to be found in social research in order
to increase insight.
It is important to be aware of any assumptions that could be problematic in
carrying out one’s research. At the same time, it is also necessary to
understand the philosophical paradigms underlying other types of inquiry, so
as to be able to locate one’s own work methodologically, especially in
fields where there are sharply conflicting approaches. In addition, it is
possible to learn much from other sorts of research.
Credits: 1
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