Discipline: Religious studies
Type of Paper: Discussion Essay
Academic Level: High school
Paper Format: APA
DISCUSSION ASSIGNMENT INSTRUCTIONS
Your response to the discussion prompt questions should be a minimum of 550 words. You must use a minimum of three scholarly resources to support your information. Please save these resources as they will be used in a future assignment.
Please use information below
Choose Pragmatism for the philosophy:
review the four philosophical worldviews (i.e., positivism, post-positivism, constructivism, pragmatism) and identify what fits best with your philosophy.
Positivism – Single objective reality that we seek to discover.
Post-Positivism – Single objective reality that we seek to discover with the understanding that we never will fully understand it.
Constructivism – Reality is determined by the individual, and the researcher seeks to understand that view of reality.
Pragmatism – Focus on the 'problem' rather than the view of reality, using any tools available to understand the problem.
Considering the four philosophical worldviews (i.e., positivism, post-positivism, constructionism, pragmatic) discussed in the text, please respond to the following:
Which philosophical worldview most closely aligns with your perspective and how you view problems in the world? (Pragmatism) How so?
How does understanding the connection between philosophical worldview and research methodology assist in your research approach?
Compare/contrast research philosophical worldview with that of a Christian worldview. Are there any problem areas, or do most philosophical worldviews appear congruent with a Christian worldview?
Must have 3 peer reviewed articles