Big words I didn’t know I NEEDED to know.

I am a big believer in “Fake it until you make it.” This includes my not so vast knowledge of vocabulary. In general I am able to understand what a person means, but if asked to define the word I am at a loss.¬†So, here is an incomplete list of words, that I had to look up, either because I didn’t know them or needed a refresher.

 

  • Abstemious
    • not self indulgent
  • Action Research
    • a methodology, understanding and generating knowledge about complexities of practice
  • ¬†Autoethnography
    • qualitative research that uses self-reflection to explore personal experience in relation to cultural, political, and social meanings and understandings.
  • Causality
    • means of explaining through likely causes
  • Enquiry
    • quest for knowledge or information
  • Epistemology
    • philosophy concerned with theory of knowledge
  • Generativity
    • ability to build on scholarship and research of previous researchers
  • Hermeneutic
    • method or theory of interpretation
  • Indigenize
    • bring (something) under the control, dominance, or influence of the people native to an area.
  • Inextricably
    • in a way that is impossible to disentangle or separate
  • Inference
    • a conclusion reached on the basis of evidence and reasoning
  • Inquiry
    • formal investigation
  • Method
    • ways in which knowledge construction process can be designed – what tools can assist
  • Methodology
    • broad term – concerned with principles behind knowledge construction
  • Objective
    • not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts
  • Ontology
    • philosophical study of being
  • Pathos
    • quality that evokes pity or sadness
  • Phenomenology
    • approach focused on study of conciousness
  • Praxis
    • accepted practice or custom
  • Qualitative
    • descriptive, observational, measuring the quality of something rather than its quantity
  • Quantitative
    • numbers, data, measurable information, relating to the quantity of something rather than its quality
  • Rapprochement
    • establish or resume harmonious relations
  • Reliability
    • stability or consistency of measurements
  • Sentiment
    • view or attitude toward event or situation , also known as: an opinion
  • Subjective
    • influenced by personal feelings, tastes, or opinions
  • Validity
    • if the measurements collect data that is required to answer the research question
  • Variables:
    • an element, feature, or factor that is liable to vary or change.