The role of theory in research

Post an explanation of the role of theory in research. Next, identify a theory in your discipline and explain its basic tenets. Then, with this theory in mind, consider your answer to the following question posed by Dr. Burkholder in last week’s reading: “What do I have to believe about the world and about human beings in order for me to accept or use this theory?” Finally, describe the extent to which the epistemological and ontological assumptions of your chosen theory align with the philosophical orientation that reflects your worldview

Explain the role of theory in research and provide references and citations to support your explanation

Identify your discipline: “My discipline is… …”

Select a theory from your discipline, list its tenets, and provide references and citations that support your selected theory and its tenets as being generally accepted within your discipline:

“The theory I have selected is… …”

“The tenets (there must be more than 2) of this theory are…”

Identify your personal beliefs that are necessary to accept and use this theory

Identify how epistemological/ontological assumptions of the theory align with your personal philosophical orientations:

          “The epistemological assumptions of {state the theory} are… …”

“The ontological assumptions of {state the theory} are… …”

Provide references/citations that support your positions for each assumption

“My personal philosophical orientations are … …”

Explain how your assumptions align with your orientation