American Journal of Educational Science
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American Journal of Educational Science, Vol.1, No.2, May 2015, Pub. Date: May 26, 2015
The Interconnection Between Interpretivist Paradigm and Qualitative Methods in Education
Pages: 24-27 Views: 3449 Downloads: 38436
Authors
[01] Nguyen Cao Thanh, Doctor of Education, Department of International Relations, Tan Trao University, Tuyen Quang, Vietnam.
[02] Tran Thi Le Thanh, Doctor of Education, Vice-Rector of Tan Trao University, Tuyen Quang, Vietnam.
Abstract
This study examines the interconnection between interpretivist paradigm and qualitative methods, and this is illustrated by some relevant points of the author’s PhD thesis in education. Taking account from a number of scholars, the paper shows that, interpretivism is a trend of research approach, and it prefers using qualitative methods in data collection. There is a tight connection between interpretivist paradigm and qualitative methodology as one is a methodological approach and one is a means in collecting data. Researchers who are using interpretivist paradigm and qualitative methods often seek experiences, understandings and perceptions of individuals for their data to uncover reality rather than rely on numbers of statistics.
Keywords
Interpretivist Paradigm; Qualitative Methods; Research in Education
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