Identify and explain the ontological and epistemological assumptions which underpin the researchers’ choice of methodology*
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Please make sure you understand all the theories, especially Ontological and epistemological, and please read all my reading materials in class so you are familiar with qualitative and quantitative research methods,. This will enable you to analyse the article better.
Analyze the Stanford article and answer the following three points：
identify and explain the ontological and epistemological assumptions which underpin the researchers’ choice of methodology*
critique the effectiveness of the relationship between the philosophical positioning, the methodology chosen and the methods used for collecting and analysing data;
identify and discuss the ethical challenges and issues raised in the paper and the extent to which these are considered satisfactorily.
Ontological and epistemological assumptions
This asks you to comment explicitly on ontological and epistemological assumptions. You may also want to discuss these (and the associated methodology) in terms of a particular paradigm.
This term refers to the approach taken to answering the research questions. This asks you to comment on the approach to research in terms of the kind of data involved; whether descriptive, explanatory or something else; the research design (e.g. case study, ethnography, grounded theory, phenomenological, basic interpretivist, action research, experiment, survey, mixed methods); approach to reasoning; the research participants and how they were selected; approach to analysis.
This term refers to the specific data collection methods used so that the research questions can be answered.
Please ensure that you answer all 3 bullet points.
A rough guide would be to write approximately 500 words on point 1, 1000 words on point 2 and 500 words on point 3.
So the main point to focus on is where are the weaknesses, where is the author jumping logically or making unjustified assumptions. All three papers will be of relatively poor quality so it should be fairly easy to identify inconsistencies in the research design.