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Positivist Methodology

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The PK Man Seen From an African Perspective
I have been fortunate over the past ten years to have had the opportunity to study the shamanism used in the rain forest of southwestern Nigeria. This is the traditional home of the Yoruba Nation which is one of the largest cultural groups in Western Africa...
>> Psychic Abilities
Religions >> Native American, Shamanism
Why are some experts skeptical about subliminal influence?
There was once a legitimate scientific controversy over whether subliminal perception really occurs or not. The question was whether someone can perceive something unconsciously. All kinds of experiments were performed to try to prove that we were...
Parapsychology >> Subliminal Persuasion
Subliminal Persuasion: References
(1957). " Persuaders' Get Deeply 'Hidden' Tool: Subliminal Projection " Advertising Age , Vol 37, page 127, September 16, 1957. Benes, Kathryn M.., Gutkin, Terry B., Decker, T. Newell, (1990) "The effects of mellow and frenetic music on...
Parapsychology >> Subliminal Persuasion
The Key to the Key (and the Goetia)
The tradition of ceremonial magick holds that the Key of Solomon and the Goetia (the Lesser Key) recount a viable method for evoking spirits, through the use of conjurations, symbols (talismans or pentacles), prayers and action, under the auspices of the...
Mystic Sciences >> Magick
Buddha, the enlightened one, is primarily referred to Siddhartha Sakyamuni Gautama, the historical founder of Buddhism. He was a prince of a small kingdom in Kalinga (now Orissa), Northern India.
Religion & Philosophy >> Philosophy
History & Anthropology >> Indic / Vedic

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Prof C de Villiers
Positivistic research methodology is discussed in section 2.3.1.
Chapter Three: Research Methodology
studies were positivist in approach. Positivism has also had a particularly successful association with the physical and natural sciences.
Post-PosItIVIst APPRoACHes to ReseARCH
contains specific and detailed guidelines for IS researchers to follow in carrying out positivist case studies.
The Limits of Positivism in Social Work Research
scientific in its methods, using the work of Brian Sheldon as representative of this position.

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for Helping Create a Global Financial Crisis
Thus, the profession had no choice but to adopt a positivist methodology that sanctioned the use of even absurdly unrealistic assumptions in theory construction.

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Positivism - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Positivism & Post-Positivism
Oct 20, 2006 Let's start our very brief discussion of philosophy of science with a simple distinction between epistemology and methodology.
Methodology and method
Positivism is based on ideas of: objectivity (i.e., the objective reality of the physical world), scientific method, and empiricism.
Prof C de Villiers
Positivistic research methodology is discussed in section 2.3.1.
Sociology - Sociology Revision - Methodology, Positivism and
Apr 28, 2010 The last sections of our material on methods.

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