Role Of The Theory In Research And Philosophical Orientations

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For this Discussion, you will consider the role of theory in research and the relationship between theory and philosophical orientations. You will also familiarize yourself with a theory in your field so that you may become more conversant in your discipline’s theoretical foundations.

With these thoughts in mind:

By Day 3

Post an explanation of the role of theory in research. Next, identify a theory in your discipline and explain its basic tenets. Then, with this theory in mind, consider your answer to the following question posed by Dr. Burkholder in last week’s reading: “What do I have to believe about the world and about human beings in order for me to accept or use this theory?” Finally, describe the extent to which the epistemological and ontological assumptions of your chosen theory align with the philosophical orientation that reflects your worldview.

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Kishnewt2017
School: Carnegie Mellon University

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Running head: ROLE OF THEORY IN RESEARCH

The Role of Theory in Research
Student’s Name
Professor’s Name
Affiliation
Date

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ROLE OF THEORY IN RESEARCH

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The Role of Theory in Research
Theories have great significance to research. Oftentimes, some people perceive theories
as such experiments or claims that are yet to be put in to practice. In fact, many people find
theories as just some elements that must be explored for verification. However, for centuries,
theories form the foundation of knowledge of what exists and the manner people would
understand its existence and importance in life. The primary objective and role in formulating
theories is to predict, explicate and provide a common understanding about phenomena by
extending the existing knowledge or challenging the existing knowledge of something. This
paper discusses the role of the theories in research while examining a typical conflict theory and
using its knowledge to provide a response on what to believe concerning the world and human
beings to apply the conflict theory.
Outline
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Role of theory in research
The conflict theory

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Putting conflict theory in practice

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Theory’s epistemological assumptions and philosophical alignment

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Theory’s ontological assumptions and philosophical alignment


Running head: ROLE OF THEORY IN RESEARCH

The Role of Theory in Research
Student’s Name
Professor’s Name
Affiliation
Date

1

ROLE OF THEORY IN RESEARCH

2

The Role of Theory in Research
Theories have great significance to research. Oftentimes, some people perceive theories
as such experiments or claims that are yet to be put in to practice. In fact, many people find
theories as just some elements that must be explored for verification. However, for centuries,
theories form the foundation of knowledge of what exists and the manner people would
understand its existence and importance in life. The primary objective and role in formulating
theories is to predict, explicate and provide a common understanding about phenomena by
extending the existing knowledge or challenging the existing knowledge of something. It is
notable that some theories and deductive while other theories are inductive. Theories that base
their arguments on other theories, critique or expound other theories are generally d...

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Good stuff. Would use again.

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