a clearly defined approach to conducting research in a given field of study
a complex construction of opposing polarities centered on an overriding idea or principal
a consensus among a community of practicing researchers who are in agreement about certain matters in their field
a constellation of concepts and values shared by a community of people
a fancy word that simply means the commonly held views, perspectives, and assumptions about a particular subject
a kind of formula that can guide us with our research
a model consisting of shared assumptions regarding what works or what is true
an entire constellation of human perspectives, achievements, values and actions
an overall concept accepted by most people in an intellectual community, because of its effectiveness in explaining a complex process, idea, or set of data
a package of ideas, assumptions and auxiliary hypotheses and agreements about the potentially fruitful areas for research
a perspective based on a set of assumptions, concepts, and values that are held by a community or researchers
the working assumptions, procedures, and findings routinely accepted and employed by a group of people; a paradigm defines one's view of the world and the approach one takes to defining problems, researching them, and solving them.
An inter-related set of assumptions, values and practices that defines an organisations view of itself and the environment in which it operates.