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Ontological, Epistemological and Axiological Assumptions

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1. Compare the ontological, axiological, and epistemological assumptions that the author made in this study. Support your comparison with specific examples from the article.

2. Explain the research method the author used to validate and build knowledge in the area of caregiving, and explain how this method makes sense given the ontological, axiological, and epistemological assumptions.

3. Explain if the hypotheses were confirmed or disconfirmed.

Reference:
Baronet, A. M. (2003). The impact of family relations on caregivers' positive and negative appraisal of their caretaking activities. Family Relations, 52(2), 137-142.

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For starters, it important that you have a clear understanding of the concepts ontological, axiological, and epistemological assumptions in research. For example, the ontological assumption focuses on the question "what is there to be known?" The article examines the relationship between the impact family relations has on the positive and negative appraisal of caregiving activity. With that note, what literature in the research supports that? The axiological focuses on what factors contributed and/or influenced the ...

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This solution helps to identify the following assumptions being displayed and seeking supportive evidence from the article that helps reflect on those assumptions.

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