methodological pluralism

methodological pluralism

the doctrine that, rather than slavish attachment to a limited number of scientific or research methods, a proliferation of methodologies and theories often pays off- See FEYERABEND.
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The case for methodological pluralism will be assessed and a notion of pluralism developed for economic frameworks concerned with ecological sustainability.
This monograph is an instructive case study for graduate students of how one can strive to master the sprawling field of theological ethics, with its daunting methodological pluralism and increasing cultural complexity, with both elegance and grace.
Most of the 14 studies in this volume are from a workshop in Jyvaskyla, Finland during the fall of 2010 that foregrounded methodological pluralism in sociolinguistics.
Returning to the point made about the need for methodological pluralism in the type of assessment data collected, the authors argue that the more "informal practices" in assessment by faculty were sometimes disregarded as too subjective, but validate these efforts--which can be documented and built on--as part of a holistic view of assessment.
One may be opposed to methodological pluralism based on a naturalistic 'unity of science' thesis, but be in favour of a plurality of methods; and so on.
Consequently, our work has favored methodological pluralism and multi-perspective examination of problems (Loos et al.
We also suggested that through a continued focus on disciplinary, theoretical, and methodological pluralism AMSAcould continue to push the boundaries.
Given its declared purpose, the book has probably fulfilled its agenda, but, speaking as someone who is excited by the radical and creative possibilities that methodological pluralism entails, I feel a little disappointed by this modesty and would have preferred a stronger and bolder entree of pluralistic qualitative research onto the scene.
Among the topics are the methodology of Islamic economic and socio-scientific inquiry, Samuels on methodological pluralism in economics, a detailed and accurate picture of American institutionalism, what the First World War did and did not do to American economics, Keppler's Adam Smith and the Economy of the Passions, and Finn's The True Wealth of Nations.
Professor Saez, in the first part of the work, approaches us to educational research that will have as basic methodological principles: the openness, prescriptivity, objectual connection, and methodological pluralism.
Methodological pluralism makes room for authentic metaphysics; in any case, science itself leads to questions of metaphysics.
Next, we encourage methodological pluralism, urging researchers to increase their flexibility and so create knowledge in multiple modes.