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Synonyms for positivist

someone who emphasizes observable facts and excludes metaphysical speculation about origins or ultimate causes

of or relating to positivism

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The reply to this concern has been that qualitative, interpretive narrative inquiry or story telling represents a major alternative to positivist science for acquiring administrative knowledge (e.
Inclusive Positivism: The Positivist Answer to the Problem of
It is notable that historically much of the HRM research conducted in the United States is firmly embedded in a positivist paradigm, characterized by a focus on cause-effect relationships, statistical tests, and predominantly linear thinking (Brewster 1999, Mendenhall 1999).
By cloaking the "domination" of nature and the concomitant destruction of traditional values in the neutral language of science and technology, "which has to be recognized by a Chinese as correct" (Weber 1988b: 155), the positivist can disguise his technological vision of the world as a universal one.
Positivist type research assumes that reality is much simpler than it really is, seeking to isolate relationships between observed variables in the context in which they exist and studying them independently and in isolation.
As the title of his presentation suggests, Quirk has run into the predicaments of the positivist paradigm.
The answer given by CONEP6 makes clear the dispute between biomedicine and SSH researchers and the aim to maintain the hegemony of positivist paradigm (7).
the Positivist postulate of mythology as implicitly fictitious is the reason for the anxiety in projecting mythological stories as historical events, leading to absurd claims like the existence of nuclear bombs, stem cell research and head transplantation in ancient India.
Parallelling this we have seen a decreasing interest in positivist research (6/30--20 per cent--articles in AJEC in 2008, compared with 6/58--10.
The dominant twentieth century positivist paradigm of international lawmaking was predominantly, exclusively positivist in nature because it saw no formal role for moral obligation in determining the content of the law.
The topics are leaving the shtetl, from haskalah to positivism, young Dubnow as a Jewish positivist, coping with new realities, Romantic positivism, the historian become a nationalist, from the 19th to the 20th century, and reconsiderations.
Undoubtedly the profound influence August Comte's positivist philosophy had on the founders of both republics is foremost among the things Turkey shares with Brazil.
This examination demonstrates the major intellectual and socio-political influences on which specific nursing theorists draw, and place their nursing theories in a wider context showing that the movement away from positivist philosophies enables them to be more clearly understood and used in clinical nursing practice into the 21st century.
It was not the positivist jurist, as a theorist that merely identifies and analyses the Law currently in effect, the one guilty for the existence and application of these precepts, not even recommending or postulating the duty of giving concreteness to these abominable precepts, a problem given over to the vicissitudes of a political reality, depending exclusively on the existing relations of power within a given society.