Next: Method space
A paradigm or framework is, in straightforward terms, a function of three
main factors, shown in Figure 1.
- Individual preferences:
- The personal means, motivation and talents of an indivudual person.
- Social preferences:
- The power structure of the senior teacher, examiner, researcher, funding agent, employer, reviewer and the student, junior teacher, examinee, project researcher, employee, applicant.
- Methodological preferences:
- The selection of a formulation for a theory, empirical methods of interpreting a theory in terms of a model of the perceived world, and the segment of the perceived world selected for modelling.
Figure 1: Paradigm space.
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