CONSTRUCTING THE UNDERSTANDING OF NON-POSITIVIST RESEARCH PARADIGM AND METHOD
Keywords:Constructing, Non-Positivist, Paradigm
Purpose - This research aims to build an understanding of non-positivist research paradigms and methods. The development of problems that occur in society, especially those related to social problems is increasingly complex.
Design/methodology/approach - This research was conducted with an interpretive paradigm approach. The interpretive approach departs from efforts to seek explanations of social or cultural events based on the perspectives and experiences of the people being studied.
Findings - The result of this research showed that the six paradigms that have been described, namely 1) Interpretive, 2) Phenomenology, 3) Symbolic Interactionism, 4) Critic, 5) Postmodernist, and 6) Spiritualist have differences in their respective advantages and disadvantages.
Practical implications - The focus of each existing paradigm is also different which makes researchers must be careful in using it. Differences can be started starting from how to focus the research theme to be explored to how the report pattern should be made. Thus, these developments may lead researchers to solve increasingly complex problems and to find the root of the problem.
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