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Describe and justify your choice of methodology (quantitative in regards to mental illness stigma) in light of how your research philosophy aligns with the foundational philosophy that supports your methodology. Clearly explain how your personal philosophy and foundational philosophy are derived from your:

Ontological assumptions.
Epistemological assumptions.
Axiological assumptions.
Methodological assumptions.

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Dear Student,
Hi and thank you for using Brainmass. After reviewing your request, I looked through your history and hypothesized that this is related to the previous bit of work we have done together on mental illness stigma research proposal. This task's purpose is to ask you to reflect on your personal beliefs and philosophies as it relates to your research. I suggest making it simple using this outline:

1. On Research Philosophy & Project Overview - 200 words
2. Ontological - 100 words
3. Epistemological - 100 words
4. Axiological - 100 words
5. Methodological - 100 words

This outline should yield around 600 words which should cover what you need. But should you need a far longer discussion on philosophical assumptions - you just have to add more detail. Only you can add details of your research to the discussion since you did not indicate its details on your post. Additionally, I advise that you do not do more than 600 words since this will likely be part of your larger paper (and you will probably be limited by word count). Just let me know via the feedback section if you need further clarification. You can also use the listed resources to further explore the topic. All the best with your studies.

AE 105878/Xenia Jones

Philosophical Assumptions: Mental Health Stigma Research

All kinds of research undertaken does so under certain perspectives - lenses from which the subject of study is viewed, assumptions about the knowledge being explored that the researcher takes on as part of the design of his or her research to achieve a particular purpose, within a particular context (i.e. conditions of the research environment, limitations of the research, resources, time limits, etc.). Myers (1997) explains - "All research (whether quantitative or qualitative) is based on some underlying assumptions about what constitutes 'valid' research and which research methods are appropriate. In order to conduct and/or evaluate qualitative research, it is therefore important to know what these (sometimes hidden) assumptions are." My research focuses on stigma on mental illness, a subject that I ...

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The solution provides information, assistance and advise in tackling the task (see above) on the topic of putting together a discussion of philosophical assumptions in relation to a proposed research (mental health illness stigma). Resources are listed for further exploration of the topic. An outline is also suggested.

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