Year 2019, Volume 8 , Issue 4, Pages 191 - 199 2019-12-30

Ontological and Epistemological Foundations of Research: The Analysis of Three Educational Studies

Özgür ÇELİK [1] , Dinçay KÖKSAL [2]


Ontological and epistemological perspectives constitute the philosophical scaffold of a research study. The main problem of most studies is the inconsistency in the rationale of the studies, in other words, the discrepancy between theory and practice. Identifying the study’s perspective to the truth (ontology) and the knowledge (epistemology) contributes much to the coherence in the rationale of the study. In this respect, this study aims to analyse three selected educational studies from ontological and epistemological perspectives to reveal how the consistency can be achieved relying on the philosophical underpinnings. 
ontology, epistemology, research, education, analysis
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Primary Language en
Subjects Language and Linguistics
Journal Section Research Article
Authors

Orcid: 0000-0002-0300-9073
Author: Özgür ÇELİK (Primary Author)
Institution: BALIKESİR ÜNİVERSİTESİ, YABANCI DİLLER YÜKSEKOKULU
Country: Turkey


Orcid: 0000-0002-8681-4093
Author: Dinçay KÖKSAL
Institution: CANAKKALE ONSEKIZ MART UNIVERSITY, FACULTY OF EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN LANGUAGE EDUCATION, DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING
Country: Turkey


Dates

Application Date : November 26, 2019
Acceptance Date : December 27, 2019
Publication Date : December 30, 2019

APA Çeli̇k, Ö , Köksal, D . (2019). Ontological and Epistemological Foundations of Research: The Analysis of Three Educational Studies . ELT Research Journal , 8 (4) , 191-199 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/eltrj/issue/50370/651300