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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This edition integrates developments in the field in relation to culture and biology, the broader definition of the cultural, real-world applications in various areas, methodological pluralism and innovation, and mosaic approaches to culture.
Scientific theories contend over who is objectively correct while the humanities embrace a 'methodological pluralism' (p153).
This is underpinned by a new combination of canons of rigor expressed through eclectic methodological pluralism and participatory approaches which reverse and transform power relations.
Professor Saez offers us along the first four chapters a complete and exhaustive vision of the epistemological principles that that will have as basic methodological principles: the openness, prescriptivity, objectual connection and methodological pluralism. Professor Tourinan deepens in the five following chapters on the principles of pedagogical research from the epistemological perspective: objectivity of knowledge of education, functional autonomy of Pedagogy, objectual complexity of 'education', methodological complementarity and significance or meaningness of educational knowledge, defined as problem-solving ability, is attributed to knowledge of education in different research perspectives and approaches.
The case for methodological pluralism will be assessed and a notion of pluralism developed for economic frameworks concerned with ecological sustainability.The benefits that will be gained from undertaking this research program at the ERA level will accrue to economists and social scientists first by giving them better analytical and conceptual tools, and all those, including policy makers, politicians, and business leaders who depend on those tools afterwards through better results.
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.
Pat Hutchings, Jillian Kinzie, and George Kuh, in "Evidence of Student Learning: What Counts and What Matters for Improvement," make a strong case for "methodological pluralism" in the gathering of evidence of student learning because what is seen as compelling evidence can vary by audience and context.
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.