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Paradigms in sociology and their influence on reality

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Please help with an explanation of the term paradigm. A discussion on scientific versus religious paradigms and the relationship of paradigms to views of reality would be helpful.

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This solution is comprised of the definition of and discussion of the types of paradigms. This explanation shows how paradigms influence our view of reality. The document contains 177 words.

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A paradigm is a framework for understanding reality. It consists of the fundamental assumptions regarding the way reality is structured. The scientific paradigm, for example, views reality as objective, independent and measurable, in contrast to, say, a religious paradigm, which views reality as ...

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