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Inductive and deductive approaches to research

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❶A written investigation of a particular concept, theme or problem, reflecting on emerging issues in the data that captures the analytic process see Additional file 1 , Section 7. What is the difference between qualitative research and quantitative research?

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Deductive research is more aimed towards testing a hypothesis and therefore is an approach more suited to working with quantitative data. The process normally involves reproducing a previous study and seeing if the same results are produced. This does not lend itself to generating new theories since that is not the object of the research. Between inductive and deductive approaches there is also a third approach which I will write a post on shortly — abdductive.

Dear Deborah, it has been very long time since you posted this article. However, I can testify that it is very helpful for a novis reseracher like me. Deborah, thank you for given info, but i was in confusion reg, differences between deductive, inductive, abductive and new one Hypothetico-deductive approaches. Can it be possible to email the differences, its applications, tools used and scientific nature, to build a theory using quantitative survey method.

My email Id is: Thanking you awaiting for your mail soon. You cannot take short cuts by by asking someone me to simply provide you with ready answers to your queries — especially when I do not have the time to do so!

Exactly, your work is simple and clear, that there are two research approaches, Inductive and deductive. Qualitative and Quantative approaches You gave clear differences in a balance, simple to understand, I suppose you are a teacher by profession.

This is how we share knowledge,and you become more knowledgable. Thank you Lambawi, I am glad that these posts are proving useful. I will endeavour to add some more in the coming weeks! Thank you very much for sharing knowledge with me. It really much helpful while preparing my college exam.

Thank you ever so much for making it simple and easily understandable. Would love to see more posts. Thanks; this has been helpful in preparation for my forthcoming exams.

Hi, I had a question would you call process tracing technique an inductive or deductive approach? Hope you can help me with the same. Process tracing is a qualitative analytical tool and therefore inductive rather than deductive, since its purpose is to identify new phenomena. You might find this journal article useful:. Preparing for my Research Methods exams and I'm grateful for your explanations. This is a full lecture made simple.

Thank you very much. I am very thankful for this information, madam you are just good. If you are believer, allow me to say, May God bless you with more knowledge and good health.

I am currently doing Btech in forensic with Unisa would you be so kind and help with this question below and may I use your services while Iam doing this degree Please. Deductive, which is not exploratory but designed to test a hypothesis. So this is unlike to be case study research but a quantitative study. Hi Deborah, I have been struggling with my research methods proposal, in finding the right methodology for my study.

This is the only explanation out of all the books that I have read which really enables me to truly understand the meaning of Grounded Theory for which you describe as an inductive. I just would like to say thank you for your explanation as this has helped me in a way, which I thought I would never get. In fact this has been very usefull information for me in my research,.

It's very clear and easy to understand looking at the choice of language ,etc God bless you!! Is it possible to use deductive approach in research concerning what has happened in an industry?

Thank you very much this information has been extremely helpful. I can now progress with my dissertation. Thanks for that good work Deborah. It has taken me quite a short time to read and understand.

Kindly please help me understand what am required to write in this case where my teacher gave me this question: Please refer to the recommended reading: Many thanks to you, I really appreciate u on ur information provided basically on theories and approaches to understanding research. Thank you so much!! The distinction between the two approaches is clear and concise. Most other websites tend to go into long discussions without really getting to the point.

This was very helpful. It is a very fruitful post. I would like to ask if the objective of my research is to develop an extended process from the existing processes. And I am going to use qualitative and quantitative research methods, because my research phenomenon requires to study the individual meanings and perceptions and then uses the findings from the qualitative study and also the theoretical study as inputs for the quantitative study. So, which approach to follow in this case?

Dear Tamer, Your question is too hypothetical for me to offer a response. But in any event, you are the only one who can decide whether an inductive or deductive approach is appropriate for your research project. This is where methodology comes in — which is about determining what research methods will be most effective in answering your research questions and which are in sync with your approach e.

What do you think about the approach with quantitative analyses that start with data to generate theories? Typically data mining techniques fit into my example. This is a question of methodology — research methods must be selected based on the discipline, research questions and approach to the study. For example, If you are seeking to ascertain how many people read the news on their smartphones then a quantitiative method is most appropriate.

On the other hand. Which would be more appropriate qualitative or quantitative? In your own study, secondary sources would appear under a Literature Review. However, if you are doing a dissertation, say for an undergraduate degree where you are not undertaking primary research then inductive or deductive approaches are not applicable.

I hope this clarifies. Your comments are really good and easy to understand. Hope to contact you for my project. However my question is if my research is about answering specific research questions in a qualitative research. Am I to use the inductive or the deductive or the mixture of the two? This is because inductive aims to find new theories emerging from the data whereas deductive is centred on testing a hypothesis rather than exploring research questions. Points of distinction top notch.

Straight to the point. Keep up the good work. I found this site while searching the difference between the two on Google. Thank you for the input. I have developed 4 research questions, 3 are on 'what's and 1 'why'. The what is because my sample of analysis is multimodal text. Will my study still fall under qualitative?

Thank you in advance, Deborah. I appreciate it very much. Hi Zilla, It is hard to provide a definitive answer without knowing what your research questions are although time does not permit me to provide individual responses. You say that your sample is multimodal text — that is simply text plus media such as videos, pictures etc. My question to you is whether this multimodal text has been generated from primary research — i.

If that is the case then I would presume that this would be a qualitative research project that would lend itself to an inductive approach,since I cannot imagine that you would be able to work with a very large sample of multimodal text.

Dear Deborah I just want to ask you to help me with generation of theory. Steps that need to be followed. Thanks a lot for showing me the best way to understand the basic difference between two approaches of research.

Dear Aliyu, time does not permit me to provide responses on your individual projects. Therefore, my aim is to equip you with the understanding of different approaches so that you have both the confidence and competence to make appropriate decisions on the most suitable methodological approaches to your research.

I am gathering quantitative data to develop a model to represent the behavior of a material using an existing model. I subsequently used this model to simulate the material behavior with a computer program.

Could you please kindly let me know what is my reasearch method Thanks. Dr, your explanation about inductive research and deductive, is meaningful to postgraduate students. What is your suggestion on my research topic: Today the same question appeared and I used your explanation as my response to the question. May I ask you question?

Focus on what your research objectives are and then choose the approach that will be most efefctive in meeting these objectives. Thanks Deborah for the explanation but, i want to ask if descriptive is inductive or deductive approach?

Can I ask one question? I am going to research how technology is changing the hotel industry particularly at the hotel front desk so is that inductive or deductive approach?

I believe deductive approach because the aim of my research is to investigate current used technology at hotel front desk. So what do you think please let me know Thank you very much indeed. Please refer to my post on conceptual frameworks to take you through the key steps in developing a research project — you will find your answer there: Thank you so much Deborah.

I have found the book very hard to understand especially when I'm wrtiting up the methodology section as I have to talk about deductive and inductive approaches. You have simplified it and explained it well.

Also you have made it so so easy to understand. Everyone should be reading this. Thank you so so, so much. Deborah, your work is precise,well organized and relevant. Hi Doc, thank you for making things simpler for me. I will always be incontact with your website. Hi Deborah, i just went through the abductive approach which is combination of inductive and deductive Approach. But after going through the conversation in this page helped me a lot. Thank u very much. Title is Knowledge and Learning Model among effective repatriation.

Thank u all again. Hi Deborah Thank you very much for the article. My question is what approach am i supposed to take if i am doing a research that is both qualitative and quantitative.

I am doing research on the feasibility of establishing renewable energy systems in a developing country. I am using a simulation software to generate a model to analyse the technical and economic data Quantitative but i have to use interviews to capture social and polical views from industry experts Qualitative.

So which approach is best in such a scenario? In a mixed methods study, the quanitiative dimension of the study usually functions to capture preliminary data, with the qualitative dimension being the primary method that answers the research questions. In any case, in a mixed methods study you must peform both quantitative and qualitative data analysis — separately. In reference to your specifc study you need to refer back to your reearch questions and the aims and objectives of your study.

Is your primary objective to develop a model for a renewable energy system or is it to determine whether industry experts see the viability of the model? If it is the latter then the approach should be inductive. I would advise you to consult your supervisor or someone in your discipline, as I am not an engineer. Your explanation of concepts is succint and easily conceivable.

No problem — you can use the contact form and your message will go directly to my email address. Thank you Deborah, that was a simple, clear explanation helpful for sure. I like the way you simplified everything,was really helpful for my assignment. Inductive and deductive approaches to research.

However it seems short. Dear Almaz, thank you for your feedback. Therefore, I am taking the Western literature outcomes and applying these in UAE context to see the results. Will this research be treated as "Deductive' or "Inductive"? Should I choose 'Quantitative" or "Qualitative' approach? Wishing you all the best. So what is grounded theory? This has been troubling me for a while. It is often said that the interpretive paradigm typically goes with inductive approaches and methods involving observation, interviews and research into archives.

But then if concepts are to emerge from the data without theoretical preconceptions, how come it is often said that the research design, choice of case studies, and initial coding in thematic analysis can be theory driven?

Or, how does theory coming before the research design fit with an inductive approach? In my experience so far authors seem to evade this point. Thank You so very much Deborah. I really got to uncover what puzzled me on deductive versus inductive approaches. It was very simple and useful. It is very useful for my dissertation. If I want to conduct a research to find those elements in a bank operation. Hi Deborah, Thank you for a great article!

It made it very clear the differenece between deductive and inductive. I'd like to ask you the following: In answer to your question, I think maybe you are confusing research questions with hypotheses.

Hi Deborah Thanks for an intersting piece of work presented. Am kindly inquiring how i can get along with literature review and conceptual framemework on the topic 'IDPs and Solid Waste Management' and objectives; exploring everyday practice around solid waste management; finding out how social networks move and merge into new spaces for waste management and establish connections between waste management and social lfestyle.

Hi Deborah thank you for a great article. Dear Amna, Welcome to the world of research — we all have to start somewhere! If you're new to social research I would recommend you join the Social Research Association SRA who provide training and a wealth of resources for researchers. With regards to theory — unless you are researching new phenomena that has never been researched before or are developing a completely new approach unlikely you will not be creating 'new' theory with your research project.

Thus it is true that there is an infinite number, but we do not know what it is. It is untrue that it is even, untrue it is odd, for by adding a unit it does not change its nature.

Yet it is number, and every number is even or odd. Is there no substantial truth, seeing that there are so many things which are not truth itself? Thus we know the existence and nature of the finite because we too are finite and extended in space.

We know the existence of the infinite without knowing its nature, because it too has extension but unlike us no limit. But we do not know either the existence or the nature of God, because he has neither extension nor limits.

But by faith we know his existence, through glory we shall know his nature. Thus, Pascal proves that the real existence of the infinite is possible. Such as there is a number that is infinite and as a consequence of being a eternal, we could not really grasp the infinite. Thus we cannot really grasp the infinite by the use of our reason alone or rational knowledge is finite and limited in its sources and it is unbearable for the reason to grasp what he cannot really totally grasp.

It is in vain for reason to do it alone, but by faith we could know the existence of the infinite. In the light of natural, if God exist, he is infinite and beyond our comprehension, thus we could not have or bear any relation to us, finite being. Thus we could conclude that we are incapable of knowing the infinite. So we could not really grasp the nature and being of the infinite which is God, but by his aid and by the use of faith we could really know and can grasp the revelation that God has given, in order for us to grasp the reality and the true nature of the infinite which is God.

Giving the wager, a weighing up of the gain and the loss involve in God's existence. In the other context Pascal telling the wager, if you believed in God you can win a lot and that is eternal happiness if it is true and you bet correctly in the game. But if it is not true and you lose in the game, that God exist, truly if God dos not exist you lose nothing. Pascal introduces this point by an appeal to reason to believe, which leads some critics to claim his argument here, like the rest of the wager, is based on reasonable belief.

They argue that since he begins with the assumption that the wager is valid and concludes that inability to believe is therefore irrational, the argument that one cannot consciously choose to believe still stands.

God exists and punishes or rewards according to one's belief, or a God does not exist is the choice to be made. Making the wager to choose and to bet in the reality of God, thus the use is reason is somehow a vague in tool in comprehending God, but it is by the heart.

That is what faith is: God perceived by the heart, not by the reason. Where it represents the whole personality of man. It integrates every energy of a man in the service of a cause to which he owes allegiance, reason cannot command our complete loyalty and thus ultimate things are known by the heart. Therefore it is telling us that the heart has its own way of knowing that truth and its own way of reasoning.

The reasoning of the heart is a tool in knowing the truth. As we know that reason alone cannot suffice the vast scope of truth and the wisdom. Calling it the structure of aesthetic and communal experience beauty and Love ; where reason could not really grasp. Thus summing up to Pascal's distinction between Rational and Supra-Rational knowledge. That will lead to the truth the man ever seek. Rational knowledge entails ideas, facts and knowledge that comes to the natural level of thinking, that reason alone could suffice and could grasp.

The Supra-Rational Knowledge that is beyond the natural level that reason could not fully grasp, but with the use of the reasoning of the heart it could. By the use of faith the supra-rational knowledge can be attain guided by the use of the reasoning of man. For it entails the knowledge that is beyond the natural level that reason cannot suffice in answering and rationalizing the mysteries that is there.

Not following the heart blindly, blinded faith, but first and fur most is the recognition of the value of rational evidences , thus trying to gather some ideas, evidences that could help the initiation of the faith. Secondly is admitting the insufficiency of man, leading to the reconciliation to God, as the source of wisdom and faith. For in sufficiency of man's mind can open up humility and faith towards something that they could not really understand and ask the heart to reason out in order to see what is the real rationale to a thing, finding solution with the use of Faith and Reason.

For thus it implies that we move around an object and secondly we enter into it, according to Bergson. That is what faith is. God felt by the heart and not by reason alone. Commonly we perceive the heart only as the organ that pumps and manipulates the circulation of the blood, specially in the science and physiology.

But more than that we also know that the heart is the center of the personality of the person. It is where our overall characteristic is categorized. When we are talking of the heart, we can easily perceive it as the centrality of the body, person, and being.

When we are asked where is the center of our body we could easily perceive and answer the heart. Regards of this the heart has perceive having its own way of rationalizing the ideas that is perceived in the way that human beings can. Especially in the matters that the reason of the mind cannot truly have and proper insight or having an ambiguous thought about something.

Such as the proving of God's existence that the mind cannot really grasp because it is beyond its capacity, for it is infinite. The heart even though it is not infinite, it has a tool in making a decision or presumption, it is based in the use of the faith, not only a mere blinded faith but a faith that withheld the use of reason.

It is typical understanding of man about reasoning is with the use of mind. Thus it is a function of the brain to reason out with the use of the mind. Reasoning is a discursive thought of the mind naturally that connects ideas consciously, coherently and purposively.

Thus by reasoning we can attain truths based in the ideas and evidences upon our hands. It is by the use of sciences and scientific approaches, where evidences, thoughts, concepts and ideas are grasp through the use of our natural gift of knowing through the mind. Rationalizing with the use of mind and reasoning with the aid given by the rational knowledge.

In the discourse of Sir. Reasoning by the use of mind is not all the time enough in order to seek and know the truth and in the pursue of wisdom. For the knowledge of man is not perfect and obscurity occurs in it, so errors and mistake are inevitable actions of man's reasoning with the use of mind.

He tries to tell us that we must not forget the use of the reasoning of the mind. Realizing the relationship of man to God is the basis of genuine knowledge.

Thus seeing the futility of mere intellectual proofs for the existence of God. Knowing that God exist is by the feeling the heart. Thus it is not a mere faith that is blind in the sense of believing without any attempts or action of using the reasoning of the mind or the rational knowledge, but a faith guided by the light of reason going towards the truth that is unattainable by reason alone, for reason alone cannot suffice the vast scope of the ocean of truth.

We can all say that heart and mind are important part of man's way in attaining and searching for the truth and a way of rationalizing. Mind is used commonly by people in the whole wide world to see and to attain facts and some truth by perceiving the things in it. A knowledge that is attainable with the use of reason alone that is not beyond the natural realms of the mind. The heart is the other way of finding the truth and ideas, but not in the use of natural sense at all but by the use of the faith, not driven by a blind sight to believe, but a heart guided by reason; a faith driven by reason.

We can find connection about these two by first accepting that there is beyond the capacity of the human reason, that reason alone cannot attain the reality of this world and cannot fathom the wholeness of it. Secondly Faith is needed to go beyond the capacity of human reason, but not neglecting the reason but using it as a stepping stone to help attain the part of the infinite. Thus working together in order to attain the aimed truths and ideas that is not limited in the realms of the nature of man's mind.

It became compulsory for every diocese to erect a seminary for the purpose of educating the local clergy. Young men were prepared for priesthood. In its original design, the Tridentine seminary legislation was influenced by three factors.

First, petitions coming from Italy, France, and the Holy Roman Empire had highlighted abuses in the education of the clergy, and had proposed either the reformation of cathedral schools or the erection of special schools attached to cathedral churches. Second, the Society of Jesus insisted on the necessity of providing adequate means for clerical education, and had already pursued this aim in founding and running college Seminary Formation, including the famous Germanicum, founded in Rome by the Jesuit Claude Le Jay in Pole's solution was to cure the carelessness of the clergy by erecting seminaries at every cathedral church.

This directly inspired the fathers of the council in their writing of the Tridentine decree. A structure that is purposely created by the Church for the sole aim of forming young men towards priesthood, that is Seminary Formation. This is what profoundly differentiates the seminary from any other educational institutions: A seminary therefore is a house of prayer, a house of study, a house of Discipline and a house of service; wherein young lads are trained to be Good and Holy Priest in the future.

The Four houses mentioned are based in the structure of the seminary formation at the Saint Francis Xavier College Seminary. House of Prayer- Spiritual Formation Spiritual formation of a candidate for being a priest, is an important part of his formation.

It is where they are formed to have a relationship towards God ad a bearer of Him. Where it is a holy place where the community assembles in praising and listening to the voice of God. A necessary training in prayer is needed by every seminarian, also learning the faith heartily, such as the CCC, the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the bible, the liturgy, the sacraments and other teachings of the Church.

Increasing faith and knowing God deeply than before in order to give Christ to others in the Future. These are occasions of the candidate to discern and personally converse with God, not Physically but with the use of the heart. God felt by the heart, not by reason. For this will be one of his tools in spreading the Good news and a tool in making people understand the messages that God has revealed to the Church and to his people.

For the purpose of being trained to be critical minded persons in order to grow with the truth. Every seminarian is expected to develop and refine his intellectual ability and acquire those dispositions and habits which will make him an intellectually mature person.

To attain correct understanding towards things and to be logical in spreading the Good News. Intellectual Formation is really an important part of a candidate for priesthood to form them, for it gives seminarians the logical path in knowing what is the truth and in order to follow God and the Church not only by mere faith, but a heart guided by the mind. A faith Guided by reason.

For if candidates cannot clarify in himself the things needed to be clarify in the formation, especially in the aspect of intellectual formation, how could he spread the good news with clarity and how could he encourage the faithful to follow the faith is he himself cannot explain or clarify the faith for the purpose of his understanding, thus intellectual formation is a relevant part of the seminary formation. Respect, justice, understanding and compassion characterize his relationship as grown in affective maturity.

Philippine Program if Priestly Formation, , no. Thus human aspect of a candidate of being a Priest, is an important part of his formation. Making him a human, cultured and refined individual that is suited for this future ministry as a bearer of Christ message of salvation. There should be human maturity attained, for the candidates to stand and to respect well the ministry of Christ, to the faithful. To be a discipline person following Christ as his disciple.

Thibault PME, , rule of life; , Being models in Christ humanity which also signifies being a good, holy persons. That is inclined towards the teachings of the Church.

Being a spiritual leader someday, discipline is a tool to manifest sincerity and maturity in order for the flock to follow you, you must be also be a good example to them.

The seminary is not just a mere school that is exclusive for boys and aims only for educational purposes but is it a place for priestly formation. For everything that the candidate that have learned in his seminary formation, his trainings, intellectual formation, spiritual formation discipline, could be seen and acted upon their action towards service others. Thus these aspect of formation is like a manifestation of what seminarians have learned in his formation.

Pastoral is tantamount of the summit of the seminary formation, thus it is given an emphasis to see and experience to be exposed in the field, but it is only a foretaste of the task waiting for the seminarian when he become a Priest.

As it is emphasize in the Philippine Program for Priestly Formation nos. In order for him to grow specially a heart to serve his fellow, as what he will be doing in the future when he become a Priest. The Formators are the persons, who will guide and form the candidates.

They are the sensible persons to help seminarians to attain their goal. The Holy Spirit, who will help the candidate to discern and transforming him gradually according to His will and making him Alter Christus in the end. Pastores Davo Vobis no. The Seminary Formation is an all in one formation and transformation of a candidate for Priesthood. Not only being formed intellectually, in order to defend and give the reasons about the belief which we hold. Not lonely being formed to have a discipline, for the people to follow and be a model like Christ.

Not only being trained to be in service with the people and specially not only being trained to pray and communicate with God and having the power and opportunity and gift in turning bread and wine into the body of blood of Christ. But it is instituted by the Church to have a well-rounded personality person, having an intellectual capacity, disciplined, a servant-leader and specially a person committed to God.

A person having these formation induced into one to be an effective minister. Having a heart resonated with the mind, a faith that is aided by reason, in order to have an equilibrium in seeing the truth and spreading the good news of God.

It is asked for an explanation and clarification about this kind of reasoning. Enabling to explain the vivid identity and definition of the heart's reason and of the mind.

Seeing their capacities, their limitation and advantages, furthermore making a link towards the context of seminary formation. Blaise Pascal, a famous Philosopher and a mathematician, realized the necessity in understanding the heart and its way of reasoning. This regards the method of seeing no reason at all that can sustain and faith is the only way to know.

It enterprises and exposes that human reasoning is limited and that we cannot really grasp the infinite with the use of reason in the natural level alone. Such as in proving God's existence with the use of heart's reason.

The reasoning of the heart is a way towards the truth. Heart is the center of once person, that represents the whole personality of man. Perceiving and rationalizing in an unique way, that something or all the time the reason cannot understand. Even though the heart is not an infinite being, but it could closely be near to the truth, basing its rationale not only in the natural level of reason, but through faith.

A heart that is faithful, holding its reason beyond reason. The heart can set man to contemplation to deepen its understanding and judge vividly the truth and see things clearly by the use of the heart. Mind and heart in the tool of reasoning are commonly perceived paradoxical. In the sense that reasoning cannot understand the heart's way of reasoning.

The mind's reasoning has the ground in the natural level of attainment of knowledge. Rooted in the human sciences. Heart's reasoning has the ground that is beyond the natural level of the attainment of man's knowledge. Using not just only the reasoning but reasoning with a heart that is reasoning. They should not be perceived as contraries, but see them as tools in finding truth working together I their own perspective in attainment of the truth.

Forming the young men to be competent ministers of the Church. Good, and holy priest of Christ. Being formed with discipline, good intellect, faith in God and a hand for service. Rendering fitting service and adoration to the people of God with faith and reason.

As the candidate tries to hear the calling of God and gradually being formed in the seminary. They use their hearts to feel and discern God's calling for it is the heart that can feel God. Calling into a communal experience, where reason could not really understand. Using the heart to reason out, even though reason can't grasp it. His reasoning is a unique ways of finding and reaching the truth. It is an internal contemplation in listening to it. We have experienced this kind of reasoning in an instance in our life, that somehow our reasoning of our mind cannot really find any rationale and understand the action that had been made.

But the point is to have faith and reason. The study allows the researcher to see clarifications and distinction between the heart's reason and reason, and why is it that reason cannot really grasp the act that the heart is doing. While the heart's reason has a realms that is beyond any natural sciences of human nature. From the word supra-rational knowledge which means beyond the natural reasoning.

It is a reasoning not only bound in human reasoning but, also by faith. Even though each of them uses different ways in deciphering the truth and have their own level if attainment they have a commonalty, they are a tool in search for the truth.

In his exposition, we have understand that heart has its won way in reasoning. Reasoning itself cannot really understand. We have implied this kind of understanding of heart;s reason as an important tool in aiding formation towards the candidate for Priesthood.

His vision of adhering and knowing the ultimate and infinite Bring through the use of the heart. Although it is somewhat a paradox between heart's reason and reason, nevertheless, the distinction of the two and their uses can be easily be understand. Heart's reason is one character that describes the formation of a candidate for priesthood. A beautiful way of linking Pascal's reason and the seminary formation. For a candidate is not only reasoning by the use of mind reason , but also by the heart, making an increase to awareness of listening to once heart and in adhering to God's calling for a ministerial priesthood.

Lastly the researcher would like to affirm the need of using once heart in discerning God's call and being formed not only in the natural realms, but also in the heart. The seminary formation not only develops intellectually capacitate priest but a person that develop a heart to has a ear in reasoning beyond reason and having a faith. What matters is that we can arrived to certain truths and realizations because of their use.

But the real question is how. That is why the researcher has recommended that others may a further study about the said topic in other fields, To have a more clarification and distinction between the two, in order to use the said ways of attaining the truth in the best fit ways they could be.

Also to have a further distinction between the heart's reason and reason. The researcher recommend for the good of the seminary formation to the seminarians to discern more to God's calling by the use of heart.

Following the heart, aided by the reason. By opening themselves to the formation, by following the norms with heart, specially in listening to the calling of the par excellent formator the Holy Spirit. The Christopher Publishing House. The Oxford companion to philosophy. Pascal for Our time.

Heder and Heder Publishing House. Pascal Adversary and Advocate. WY , New York: An Introduction to western philosophy ideas and arguments from Plato to Sarte. The Bobbs-Meril Company, Inc. Garden City New York: Pascal, Blaise, Translated by E. Pope John Paul II. The Rule of Life. What is the link between epistemology and qualitative research? Both also involve, necessarily, extensive interviews with test subjects since that is the best method known for examining thoughts in this age.

Both are used in business, advertising, marketing, etc. Actually, psychologists, psychiatrists, and all manner of researchers in matters of thinking are invaluable to business across the board due to an innate need for the ability to figure out what the public wants, needs, likes, will soon like, will like if they know it is available, will like it they hear about it more often, will like if they believe that they are the 1st to have it, will like if they think everyone else has it already, will like at what cost?

Through both of these methods, businesses can gather information on all of these decision-making factors. Is Post-positivist qualitative or quantitative research? Qualitative research is generally based on different paradigms pozitivist, post-pozitivist, constructivist etc.

What is a decision trail in qualitative research? According to Polit and Beck a decision trail analogous to an audit log or audit trail "articulates the researchers' decision rules for categorizing data and making analytic inferences" page Essentially, a decision trail is the documentation of the analytic choices made throughout the research. It enhances transparency and is "a useful way to enhance the auditability explicitness of the study" page , all of which contribute to rigour and trustworthiness.

What is qualitative descriptive research? It is a research design part of qualitative method that allow the researcher to describe a phenomenon by presenting the facts in rich detail without attempting to interpret them. Which is a type of conclusion used in research reports? Factual conclusions are usually the type of conclusion found in research reports.

These conclusions typically lack personal or emotional contexts. Why do feminist research favor qualitative method? Feminists researchers prefer qualitative methods because it allows women to express their experiences completely. It also allows a more equal relationship between the researcher and participant. Qualitative methods match feminist aims; empowering women. Why is it impossible to achieve objectivity when carrying out qualitative research?

Objectivity is not subjectivity or quantified: Qualitative is judgment based upon relative norms requiring predetermined values of or what would be perceived as capacity for known parameters. That means preset beliefs that even if ones perception is not altered by the subject matter it has already been established, predetermined a criterion that is quantified.

Whereas objectivity only requires existence, reported of whatever perspective characteristics of your research are present. Quality requires a set level of bias to qualify as material.

How does semiotics relate to qualitative research? Semiotics is the study of human signs ,gestures and symbols in human communication in language and non linguistic intrinsically with the production of qualitative meaning in combination of structuralism that gives insight to the contextual nature of human communication. As a scientific discipline of research it is qualitative in nature. What does research show as the real reason that buyers use Amazon. Professor Erik Brynjolfsson of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has shown that the reason is not predominantly lower prices.

Rather it is the variety of books that Amazon sells,. What are the reasons for research?


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Application of Deductive Approach (Deductive Reasoning) in Business Research. In studies with deductive approach, the researcher formulates a set of hypotheses at the start of the research. Then, relevant research methods are chosen and applied to test the hypotheses to prove them right or wrong.

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I am doing a qualitative case study. I have made a theoretical model from the literature review and now it seems reasonable to apply a deductive approach for a coding system. This slideshow defines deductive qualitative analysis and describes some of its procedures. Deductive qualitative analysis is a way of testing theory qualitatively. it is important for graduate students and researchers seeking funding because DQA starts with research and theory, a requirement for dissertation committees and funders.

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Generally, the application of inductive approach is associated with qualitative methods of data collection and data analysis, whereas deductive approach is perceived to be related to quantitative methods. The following table illustrates such a classification from a broad perspective. Sep 18,  · The Framework Method for the management and analysis of qualitative data has been used since the s [].The method originated in large-scale social policy research but is becoming an increasingly popular approach in medical and health research; however, there is some confusion about its potential application and limitations.