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Assumptions, Beliefs, and Paradigms & Knowledge Creation

Define and discuss the relationship of background assumptions, beliefs, and paradigms, and what they have to do with knowledge creation. In the response also discuss the difference between conceptual knowledge and theoretical knowledge.

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1. Define and discuss the relationship of background assumptions, beliefs, and paradigms, and what they have to do with knowledge creation. In the response also discuss the difference between conceptual knowledge and theoretical knowledge.

In theoretical knowledge, background assumptions and beliefs are tested in order to create reliable and valid knowledge. Theoretical models or paradigms are then developed. In other words, a paradigm if a set of assumptions, concepts, values, and practices that constitutes a way of viewing reality in an intellectual discipline (which have been tested, validated and replicated over time) http://www.thefreedictionary.com/paradigm.

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Defines and discusses the relationship of background assumptions, beliefs, and paradigms, and what they have to do with knowledge creation. It also discusses the difference between conceptual knowledge and theoretical knowledge.

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