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Realism vs. Idealism

Realism •Typical in natural science •Positivism •Theory testing •Quantitative •Experiments and statistical analysis •Isolated phenomena and fixed relationships Idealism •Typical in social sciences •Interpretivism •Theory building •Qualitative •Descriptive and exploratory •Complex relationships with human component Reference: Vesna Brujic-Okretic (2011) RMPI … Continue reading

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Idealism

In philosophy, idealism is the family of views which assert that reality, or reality as we can know it, is fundamentally mental, mentally constructed, or otherwise immaterial. Epistemologically, idealism manifests as a skepticism about the possibility of knowing any mind-independent thing. As an ontological doctrine, idealism goes further, … Continue reading

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