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    *Relate the assumptions and research methodology to the readings, including arguments made by Kuhn or other post-positivist thinkers.

    The Structure of Scientific Revolutions (3rd ed) Thomas S. Kuhn

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    Hello Student,
    I am not aware of the readings you have concurrently discussing post-positivism and Kuhn but as far as Kuhn is concerned since you have not listed them all, there are only a few vital things you need to discuss about him. The solution below should get you started. Also do review his work for more information. Good luck.

    OTA 105878/ Xenia Jones

    Scientific Revolutions: Kuhn

    As an epistemological philosopher and physicist, Thomas Kuhn's contribution has widespread implications in the sciences and any effort in knowledge creation. His observation was simple as it was brilliant. He wanted to explain how a particular body of knowledge or way of thinking losses steam after establishment and how new bodies of knowledge are created in place of them. It is not only the why he wanted but the how and the what as well. Before we go any further let us discuss the 2 accepted notions of paradigms today. A paradigm could be a school of thought with a particular way of looking at things. The paradigm, for example, of positivism is very much different from the paradigm of naturalism. A paradigm is also a particular structure of research that follows only one particular model or process. In his work , 'The Structure of Scientific Revolutions' (1962), he swayed away from the notion that knowledge creation and knowledge accumulation is linear. He accepted that we grow and develop upon previous established research and bodies of knowledge but it is not a simple exercise of building on top ...

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    The solutions provides a discussion of the ideas of knowledge theorist Thomas Khun,in particular his work on 'scientific revolutions' and its relevance in theory and knowldge creation.