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CHAPTER 5

WHY QUALITATIVE PARADIGM

HUMANS ATTEMPT TO SEEK TRUTH THROUGH REASONINGS

TYPES OF KNOWLEDGE
1. Knowledge of which reasoning processes go consciously. 2. Knowledge of which reasoning processes go unconsciously. 3. Knowledge of which products can be stated into propositions

TACIT KNOWLEDGE
For examples: A respondents sudden cancellation for interview Non-verbal signal Insight Apprehension

Four types of knowledge


Process of reasoning (1) Consciously (2) Unconsciously Hypotheses Statements Assertions Linguistic symbols Dreams Language Knowledge product (3) Propositional (explicit) (4) Tacit (implicit) Insights Apprehensions Hunches Impressions Feelings Vibration Non-linguistic dreams

PRELIMINARY STUDY
High flexibility of qualitative study allows researchers to decide research procedures. Research problems can be drawn from selfinquiries.

PILOT STUDY
Pilot study is important since qualitative researcher dont embark from established theory but from case or observation.