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Title: Applications of interpretive and constructionist research methods in adolescent research : philosophy, principles and examples
Authors: Chen, YY
Shek, DTL 
Bu, FF
Keywords: Adolescent research
Constructionism
Constructivism
Interpretivism
Issue Date: Jun-2011
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
Source: International journal of adolescent medicine and health, June 2011, v. 23, no. 2, p. 129-139 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of adolescent medicine and health 
Abstract: This paper attempts to give a brief introduction to interpretivism, constructionism and constructivism. Similarities and differences between interpretivism and constructionism in terms of their histories and branches, ontological and epistemological stances, as well as research applications are highlighted. This review shows that whereas interpretivism can be viewed as a relatively mature orientation that contains various traditions, constructionism is a looser trend in adolescent research, and in the narrow sense denotes the "pure" relativist position, which refers to a discursive approach of theory and research. Both positions ca11 for the importance of clearly identifying what type of knowledge and knowledge process the researcher is going to create, and correctly choosing methodology matching with the epistemological stance. Examples of adolescent research adopting interpretivist and constructionist orientations are presented.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/5065
ISSN: 0334-0139 (print)
2191-0278 (online)
DOI: 10.1515/IJAMH.2011.022
Rights: ©2011 by Walter de Gruyter. The journal web site is located at http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ijamh
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