This series of web resources introduces a range of philosophical perspectives that inform different approaches to research and scholarship in the social sciences, business and humanities. These perspectives debate the nature of social and cultural phenomena, how we can come to know about them, and the grounds upon which we can claim to have produced 'valid' knowledge. The resources on this site aim to assist candidates to clarify the philosophical assumptions that underpin their own and others' approaches to human and social research, and to understand the areas of overlap and critical distinctions among them.
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