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dc.contributor.authorCasula, Mattia ( Orcid Icon 0000-0002-7081-8153 )
dc.contributor.authorRangarajan, Nandhini ( )
dc.contributor.authorShields, Patricia M. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0002-0960-4869 )
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-09T16:09:37Z
dc.date.available2020-12-09T16:09:37Z
dc.date.issued2020-12
dc.identifier.citationCasula, M., Rangarajan, N., & Shields, P. M. (2020). The potential of working hypotheses for deductive exploratory research. Quality and Quantity.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/13054
dc.description.abstractWhile hypotheses frame explanatory studies and provide guidance for measurement and statistical tests, deductive, exploratory research does not have a framing device like the hypothesis. To this purpose, this article examines the landscape of deductive, exploratory research and offers the working hypothesis as a flexible, useful framework that can guide and bring coherence across the steps in the research process. The working hypothesis conceptual framework is introduced, placed in a philosophical context, defined, and applied to public administration and comparative public policy. Doing so, this article explains: the philosophical underpinning of exploratory, deductive research; how the working hypothesis informs the methodologies and evidence collection of deductive, explorative research; the nature of micro-conceptual frameworks for deductive exploratory research; and, how the working hypothesis informs data analysis when exploratory research is deductive.en_US
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dc.format.extent23 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherSpringeren_US
dc.sourceQuality and Quantity, 2020.
dc.subjectExploratory researchen_US
dc.subjectWorking hypothesisen_US
dc.subjectDeductive qualitative researchen_US
dc.subjectPragmatismen_US
dc.titleThe Potential of Working Hypotheses for Deductive Exploratory Researchen_US
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txstate.documenttypeArticle
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dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1007/s11135-020-01072-9
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