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Challenges for Inquiry and Knowledge in Social Construction of Reality

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Naveda Kitchlew[1]Khuram Shahzad & Sami Ullah Bajwa

Journal of Social Research & Policy
Volume: 6, Issue: 1
, Online First
Date: July 2015
ISSN: 2067-2640 (print), 2068-9861 (electronic)

Abstract: As ‘social construction’ philosophy has found footings in contemporary field of knowledge and inquiry, scientists interested in exploring social phenomenon tend to develop relevant methods. However, there exists a philosophical critique on the efficacy of inquirers to accurately explore socially constructed realities and consequent creation of knowledge to be attributed as a real scientific knowledge. This paper aims to argue and expound how the philosophical assumptions behind the conception of socially constructed nature of reality are informed by the principles of scientific inquiry and creation of knowledge.     

 

Keywords: Social Construction; Inquiry; Science; Knowledge; Challenges.







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