Please read the paper that has been uploaded and identify the ontological and epistemological assumptions made by the authors concerning the nature of the phenomenon they are investigating (personality).

Consider the underlying assumptions of both the experimental method utilised by the authors, and your alternative, qualitative perspective. What do these assumptions change? Is it necessary to reconceptualise the nature of the phenomenon being studied, or the approach taken, or both? Your answer should focus on the underlying assumptions of each perspective, and whether the assumptions made by one are supported, or challenged, by the assumptions of the other. That is: is quantitative psychology fundamentally opposed to qualitative psychology, such that never the twain shall meet?





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