Ok now that Professor Newsom has kicked off our discussion on realism, let's keep it going.
Realism versus anti-realism
Read: Rosenberg C 6.
Bergin, M., Wells, J., & Owen, S. (2008, July). Critical realism: a philosophical framework for the study of gender and mental health. Nursing Philosophy, 9(3), 169-179.
Hansen-Ketchum, P., & Myrick, F. (2008, July). Photo methods for qualitative research in nursing: an ontological and epistemological perspective. Nursing Philosophy, 9(3), 205-213.
1. Based on your understanding of Kuhn’s assertion that “we are no nearer the truth about the nature of things nowadays than we were in Aristotle’s times,” (pp 145-146) what are some examples from our profession of accepted paradigms? In applied disciplines, this usually relates to generally accepted practice guidelines.
2. What is your definition of realism as compared to anti realism? In your own words…
3. How do Hansen-Ketchum and Myrick justify the use of photography as a research method based on ontology and epistemology?
4. Select an article in nursing scholarship, which reflects or refutes Kuhn’s ideas. Share your critical assessment of author’s perspective.
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