Empiricism and Social Constructivism
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This essay provides a comparison and contrast of two epistemological theories; empiricism and social constructivism. The former argues all knowledge is derived from human sensory input and experience, while the latter asserts that all knowledge is derived from social phenomena, social interaction, and social context.
From the Paper:"In Michael J. Crotty's "The Foundation of Social Research: Meaning and Perspective in the Research Process", the author provides a framework or guide for choosing different research methods within a hierarchical order of methodology theory and epistemology. From empiricism to rationalism, the author argues that to be valid, any theory must not exist in a vacuum. You and I will allow ourselves to be led at times into very theoretical material, indeed. Nevertheless, we will refuse to wear the charge of being abstract intellectualisers, divorced..."
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